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Love Sick
By Frank Tallis

Love Sick

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Love Sick by Frank Tallis

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099445296
ISBN-10: 0099445298
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 132mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Darkness Rising by Frank Tallis Darkness Rising, Paperback (August 2009)

Vienna 1903. Outside one of the city's most splendid baroque churches the decapitated body of a monk is found. Then, the remains of a municipal councilor are discovered in the grounds of another church - his head also ripped from his body. Both men were rabid anti-Semites and suspicions fall on Vienna's close-knit community of Hassidic Jews.

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Author Biography - 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.

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