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 one obsessively or even control it as though it were a possession. In this article, you will find the Symptoms, Treatment 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.

If women withdraw from life as the disease progresses, they ignore routine tasks, do not cope with their responsibilities at work; they have difficulty paying attention to concentration 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 severe depression.

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Treatment Methods of Adele Syndrome

Adele syndrome leads to the gradual destruction of the patient’s personality. Patients will often come out of reality and imagine themselves in a fictional world where the two lovers’ relationship is ideal. For example, Adele Hugo sincerely believed that she was married to the lieutenant. Usually, this pain ends with attempted 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 really exists.

Treatment of Adele Syndrome

In some cases, proper medical treatment requires antidepressants and some other medications. But unfortunately, there is no magic pill that makes the transition from unhappy love to healing. Therefore, psychotherapy should be accompanied.

Last Updated on December 9, 2020 by Lucas Berg

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