Unrequited Love Can Be A Killer - Official!

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From BBC news world website, February 2005.

Unrequited love can be a 'killer'

Experts say people can die from a broken heart
Lovesickness can kill and should be taken more seriously as a legitimate diagnosis, according to health experts.
Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist in London, is among those calling for greater awareness of the "illness" in a report in The Psychologist magazine.

He said many are "destabilised by falling in love, or suffer on account of their love being unrequited" and this could lead to a suicide attempt.

Few studies deal with the "specific problem of lovesickness", he said.

Physical exhaustion

Prof Alex Gardner, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow and a member of the British Psychological Society, agreed that doctors needed to be more aware of lovesickness as a possible diagnosis.

He said: "People can die from a broken heart.

"You get into a state of despair and hopelessness."

He said as a result of love, in some people it could lead to an extreme state of physical exhaustion.

In extreme cases lovesickness could drive people to take their own life, he added.

Dr Tallis said that before the 18th Century lovesickness had been accepted as a natural state of mind for thousands of years.

He said in modern day terms the symptoms can include mania, such as an elevated mood and inflated self-esteem, or depression, revealing itself as tearfulness and insomnia.

Aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder can also be found in those experiencing lovesickness, such as preoccupation and obsessively checking for text messages and e-mails.
 
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honeyinmytea

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Re: You are ...

> From BBC news world website, February 2005.

> Unrequited love can be a 'killer'

You are just giving her more ideas for lovelorn posts!
 
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Re: You are ...

> You are just giving her more ideas for lovelorn posts!

At least I'm acknowledging there is such an illness.

All everyone else seems to do is call her a nutter and worse.
 
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Andy Ison

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Re: as i said i feel tired most of the time! I sleep most of the time I am not on here!!

From BBC news world website, February 2005.

> Unrequited love can be a 'killer'

> Experts say people can die from a broken heart
> Lovesickness can kill and should be taken more seriously as a legitimate
> diagnosis, according to health experts.
> Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist in London, is among those calling
> for greater awareness of the "illness" in a report in The
> Psychologist magazine.

> He said many are "destabilised by falling in love, or suffer on
> account of their love being unrequited" and this could lead to a
> suicide attempt.

> Few studies deal with the "specific problem of lovesickness", he
> said.

> Physical exhaustion

> Prof Alex Gardner, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow and a member of the
> British Psychological Society, agreed that doctors needed to be more aware
> of lovesickness as a possible diagnosis.

> He said: "People can die from a broken heart.

> "You get into a state of despair and hopelessness."

> He said as a result of love, in some people it could lead to an extreme
> state of physical exhaustion.

> In extreme cases lovesickness could drive people to take their own life,
> he added.

> Dr Tallis said that before the 18th Century lovesickness had been accepted
> as a natural state of mind for thousands of years.

> He said in modern day terms the symptoms can include mania, such as an
> elevated mood and inflated self-esteem, or depression, revealing itself as
> tearfulness and insomnia.

> Aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder can also be found in those
> experiencing lovesickness, such as preoccupation and obsessively checking
> for text messages and e-mails. ===============
I GET VERY PHYSICALLY TIRED I WAS THINKING I HAD A THIROD PROBLEM OR M.E. SOMETIMES MY BODY FEELS LIKE LEAD!!!!!!!!!
I SLEEP A LOT. I EAT. THE ONLY TIME I GO OUT IS FOR FOOD. SOMETIMES I CAN'T FACE FOOD IF I HAVE BEEN REALLY UPSET OR RATTLED OTHER TIMES I WANT IT TO BRING ME WARMTH, COMFORT, STIMULATION. I GO ON THE INTERNET. I OFTEN THINK ABOUT ENDING IT ALL. I CRY CONSTANTLY.
 
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Andy Ison

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Re:I had a dream I was going into heart failer last night!!! maybe it was conected to this post?

I do get heart pains sometimes!!!!

> Experts say people can die from a broken heart
> Lovesickness can kill and should be taken more seriously as a legitimate
> diagnosis, according to health experts.
> Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist in London, is among those calling
> for greater awareness of the "illness" in a report in The
> Psychologist magazine.

> He said many are "destabilised by falling in love, or suffer on
> account of their love being unrequited" and this could lead to a
> suicide attempt.

> Few studies deal with the "specific problem of lovesickness", he
> said.

> Physical exhaustion

> Prof Alex Gardner, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow and a member of the
> British Psychological Society, agreed that doctors needed to be more aware
> of lovesickness as a possible diagnosis.

> He said: "People can die from a broken heart.

> "You get into a state of despair and hopelessness."

> He said as a result of love, in some people it could lead to an extreme
> state of physical exhaustion.

> In extreme cases lovesickness could drive people to take their own life,
> he added.

> Dr Tallis said that before the 18th Century lovesickness had been accepted
> as a natural state of mind for thousands of years.

> He said in modern day terms the symptoms can include mania, such as an
> elevated mood and inflated self-esteem, or depression, revealing itself as
> tearfulness and insomnia.

> Aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder can also be found in those
> experiencing lovesickness, such as preoccupation and obsessively checking
> for text messages and e-mails.
 

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