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What is the sydrome called when a patient falls in love with their doctor.?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
In brief: Erotic transference
"erotic transference" is when a patient falls in love with his/her doctor. In a psychotherapeutic relationship, it can be discussed and used (not acted on) for the patient's healing.
"erotomania" is a delusional belief that another person -- usually a stranger, high-status or famous person -- is in love with him or her. Common in psychotic illness like schizophrenia, bipolar mania, etc.

In brief: Erotic transference
"erotic transference" is when a patient falls in love with his/her doctor. In a psychotherapeutic relationship, it can be discussed and used (not acted on) for the patient's healing.
"erotomania" is a delusional belief that another person -- usually a stranger, high-status or famous person -- is in love with him or her. Common in psychotic illness like schizophrenia, bipolar mania, etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Erotomania
A form of transference seen in psychotherapy.

In brief: Erotomania
A form of transference seen in psychotherapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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