Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    A Comparative Study of Erotomanic and Obsessional Subjects in a Forensic Sample

    (Received 22 July 1992; accepted 20 November 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Erotomania is the delusional belief that one is passionately loved by another. These persons often go to great lengths to approach their object of desire, often necessitating the attention of the law. We have reviewed a forensic sample to select subjects who meet criteria for the diagnosis of erotomania.

    Case histories from all of the case files of the Threat Management Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department were reviewed to compare erotomanic subjects with those who were suffering from other disorders. Various demographic and other relevant data were examined to determine if the erotomanic subjects presented similar or different profiles.


    Author Information:

    Lane, J
    Threat Management Unit, Los Angeles Police Department, Detective Headquarters,

    Sharma, KK
    Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Psychiatric Hospital, CA

    Zona, MA
    Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Psychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, CA


    Stock #: JFS13486J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13486J

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    Title A Comparative Study of Erotomanic and Obsessional Subjects in a Forensic Sample
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