Erotomanic Delusions Focused on a Child

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Erotomania is currently classified as a subtype of delusional disorder in DSM-IV and is characterized by a perceived relationship focused more on idealized romantic love and a spiritual union than sexual attraction.1 Onset generally occurs during early adulthood, and the patient routinely believes that the other person wants to marry him or her. The present case is both striking and unique in that the focus of erotomanic delusions was a child.

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(9):406 [letter]