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Author Tallis, Frank, author.

Title The incurable romantic : and other tales of madness and desire / Frank Tallis.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  152.41 TAL    Check Shelf
Edition First US edition.
Description xix, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Contents The barrister's clerk : love that accepts no denial -- The haunted bedroom : ageless passion -- The woman who wasn't there : suspicion and destructive love -- The man who had everything : addicted to love -- The incurable romantic : on the impossibility of perfect love -- The American evangelist : sins of the flesh -- The stocking game : Dr B and Fräulein O--a cautionary tale -- Narcissus : desire reflected -- The night porter : guilt and self-deception -- The 'good' paedophile : tainted love -- The couple : improbable love -- Brain cuts : love dissected.
Summary Love defines us. It shapes the individual, ensures the preservation of the species, and is the principal subject we - as a culture - choose to examine in our art forms. The experience of being in love is powerful and it inevitably changes how we feel and how we behave. Even when love is normal it is so intense that for thousands of years doctors and poets have described love as a kind of madness; however, love can also go wrong. When this happens the consequences for the individual and those around them can be far reaching and in some instances truly astonishing. Lovesickness is not a trivial matter. Unrequited love is a frequent cause of suicide (particularly among the young) and over ten percent of murders are connected with sexual jealousy. In the course of his career, Frank Tallis has treated many fascinating patients, and their stories, told here, are dramatic, bizarre and revealing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Love.
Compulsive behavior.
Love. (DNLM)D008149
Behavior, Addictive. (DNLM)D016739
Psychotherapy. (DNLM)D011613
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Divorce & Separation.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Dysfunctional Families.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Marriage & Long-Term Relationships.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Clinical Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Emotions.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Interpersonal Relations.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Movements -- Psychoanalysis.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Compulsive Behavior.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Depression.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- Couples & Family.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Suicide.
SELF-HELP -- Codependency.
SELF-HELP -- Compulsive Behavior -- Compulsive Behavior -- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
SELF-HELP -- Compulsive Behavior -- Sex & Pornography Addiction.
SELF-HELP -- Death, Grief, Bereavement.
SELF-HELP -- Emotions.
SELF-HELP -- Mood Disorders -- Bipolar Disorder.
SELF-HELP -- Mood Disorders -- Depression.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Self-Management.
Compulsive behavior. (OCoLC)fst00871935
Love. (OCoLC)fst01002769
Sex. (OCoLC)fst01114160
Human Sexuality (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE.
Psychology, Pathological.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Personal Narrative. (DNLM)D062210
Case studies.
Personal narratives.
Other Form: Online version: Tallis, Frank. Incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire. First US edition. New York : Basic Books, 2018 9781541617537 (DLC) 2017059529
ISBN 9781541617551 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
154161755X (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9781541617537 (ebook)
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