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Love Sick By Frank Tallis

Love Sick
by Frank Tallis

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Here, leading clinical psychologist, Dr Frank Tallis, explores our age-old preoccupation with love and in particular romantic love.
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Love Sick Summary


Love Sick by Frank Tallis

Here, leading clinical psychologist, Dr Frank Tallis, explores our age-old preoccupation with love and in particular romantic love. Love is rarely described as a wholly pleasant experience and Tallis considers our experiences and descriptions of love and why the combinations of pleasure and pain, ecstasy and despair, rapture and grief have come to characterise what we mean when we speak about falling in love. Obsessive thoughts, erratic mood swings, insomnia, loss of appetite, recurrent and persistent images and impulses (irresistible urges to phone or text), superstitious or ritualistic compulsions (she loves me, she loves me not), inability to concentrate - so much so that it affects your work, delusion, (are his eyes really deep pools of oceanic azure?). Exhibiting just five or six of these symptoms is enough to merit a diagnosis of Major Depressive Episode, according to the recognized medical criteria. Drawing on the writings of poets, philosophers, songwriters, zoologists and scientists Tallis shows how throughout time - and particularly in the West, the metaphor of illness and specifically mental illness has been used to describe the state of being in love. And asks why it is that we continue to search out this kind of love, with the ecstasy seeming to blind us to the agony.

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Love Sick Reviews


"Love, far from being benign and sweet, is, in fact, the closest many of us get to experience mental illness" * Mail on Sunday *
"Funny, fascinating, clever and accomplished. Buy it for someone you're mad for, but it yourself first" -- Anna Maxted
"Lesser mortals will find much to entertain and inform" * The Observer *
"Enlightening" * Daily Express *

About Frank Tallis


Dr Frank Tallis is a published novelist and a practising clinical psychologist. He has written a number of non-fiction books including the definitive textbook on obsessive compulsive disorder, about which he is Britain's leading authority. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001407123
Love Sick by Frank Tallis
Frank Tallis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2005-01-20
336
0099445298
9780099445296
N/A
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