In erotomania, which is a psychiatric disorder evaluated in the group of delusional (delusional) disorders, the person generally thinks that a person who is in a higher position or more difficult to reach is having love with him. Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı pointed out that erotomania is likely to be seen as a symptom in people with psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar mood disorder, psychotic disorder, and delusional disorder.
Üsküdar University NP Feneryolu Medical Center Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı made an assessment on erotomania, which is one of the psychotic disorders.
It belongs to the delusional disorders group
Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı said that erotomania is a psychiatric disorder evaluated in the delusional (delusional) disorders group. Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı, who noted that in erotomania, a person who is in a higher position or in a more difficult position to reach, is in the opinion that he or she is in love with him or having a relationship with him, said, “This person is a person he sometimes works with, It can be a foreigner or a famous person. This situation is at a level that cannot be disproved by discussing with the person and cannot be persuaded with logical explanations. The person defends this situation in a systematic way. He can always find explanations to confirm this delusion. For example, ‘She doesn’t come to me because she doesn’t want to be heard, she’s waiting for the right time’. From time to time, it can be observed that people do not show any other symptoms other than this area and their functionality is intact.” he said.
It can be found in bipolar attacks
Stating that erotomania is a disorder included in psychotic disorders, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı said, “However, we can encounter erotomanic delusions during attacks in bipolar mood disorders. For example, a patient in a manic episode may believe that an artist is in love with him, that he wrote a song for himself, that the sentence he uttered in a TV program is actually a message to him.” said.
It can be seen in some personality disorders
Referring to the risk factors in erotomania, Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı said, “There is a possibility that it can be seen as a symptom in people who have already been diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder, psychotic disorder, and delusional disorder. Similar patterns can be observed in some personality disorders.” said.
A personalized treatment protocol should be developed
Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı, who talked about the treatment methods of erotomania, said, “Erotomania is mostly taken under control with psychopharmacotherapy (drug treatment) and simultaneous psychotherapy process. It is of great importance that a personalized treatment protocol is developed and that the treatment team continues the multidisciplinary treatment together.” said.
The course of treatment may vary in comorbid disease
Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar Çağlı stated that the psychiatrist’s evaluations and additional treatments can be applied to the person if necessary, and said, “In case of another psychiatric disorder accompanying erotomania, for example, bipolar disorder, the course and response of the treatment may vary. In such a situation, the person should not be approved, and at the same time, this issue should not be discussed with the person warned.