October 1978

Delusional Loving

Author Affiliations

From the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1978;35(10):1265-1267. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1978.01770340115013

• Erotomania is reexamined by an in-depth study of eight patients. There appear to be two main varieties: the phantom lover syndrome, or fixed delusion elaborated around a person who does not exist, and erotomania proper, a recurrent tendency to believe that one is loved by a powerful, prominent man.