Obsessive Love Disorder: Adele’s Syndrome

What is Obsessive Love Disorder

Obsessive Love Disorder (OLD) refers to a disease in which you become obsessed with a person you believe you may fall in love with. You may feel the urge to protect your loved ones obsessively or even control them as though they were a possession. In this article, you will find the symptoms, treaatment methods, and treatment of Obsessive Love Disorder also known as Adele Syndrome.

Symptoms of Adele Syndrome

Adele Syndrome (Obsessive Love Disorder) is a syndrome that is clearly accompanied by a series of symptoms. In particular, patients have insomnia. Interestingly, patients almost always experience a so-called “heart beating” in their dreams.

People withdraw from life as the disease progresses, they ignore routine tasks, do not cope with their responsibilities at work; they have difficulty paying attention while their minds focus only on their loved ones.

In some cases, patients develop some form of fetishism; they somehow store and collect all the things that the person they love. Generally, there is also severe depression included.

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Treatment Methods of Adele Syndrome

Adele Syndrome leads to the gradual destruction of the patient’s personality. Patients will often abandon their sense of reality and imagine themselves in a fictional world where the two lovers’ relationship is real, not imaginary. For example, Adele Hugo sincerely believed that she was married to the lieutenant. Usually, this suffering leads to suicide.

As with all other mental disorders, the treatment of the disease is not so easy. However, it is possible to avoid obsession and dependence – you need to ask for help and acknowledge that the problem exists.

Treatment of Adele Syndrome

In some cases, proper medical treatment requires antidepressants and some other supportive medications. But unfortunately, there is no magic pill that makes the transition from a state of unhappiness to a state of peace and happiness. Therefore, antidepressants should be accompanied with psychotherapy.

Last Updated on December 2, 2021 by William Lindberg

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