#1
No this isnt a game.
I was just wondering if anyone knows if being in love with a fictional character is classified as as mental disorder, and if you know the name of it.
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#2
No, I doubt it is
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#4
Won't be a mental disorder, but there's probably a name for it.
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#6
yer clare from heroes is ****ing awesome, she could never beat elliot from scrubs though...omg she's perfect
#7
I think everyone had that phase.
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#9
Depends on how old you are, how long it lasts and how serious it is.

For the most part no.
#10
paedophilia
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yer clare from heroes is ****ing awesome, she could never beat elliot from scrubs though...omg she's perfect



+1.

Elliot is hot, and so is Claire.

But yeah.
I think it's called "I-shouldn't-have-posted-this-in-the-pit-itis"
#17
could be a symptom of a disorder it may be considered a delusion so it could be schizophrenia?
#18
great, thanks guys
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are you a 20 year old asian student?

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no
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could be a symptom of a disorder it may be considered a delusion so it could be schizophrenia?

I doubt it could be schizophrenia if the person affected acknowledges the fact that the object of their affection is a fictional character. However, if the affected asserts that said object exists outside of the program/book/game, then it could possibly be classified as a minor case of schizophrenia, due to the lack of ability to discern between reality and fiction.
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Mmm.
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I doubt it could be schizophrenia if the person affected acknowledges the fact that the object of their affection is a fictional character. However, if the affected asserts that said object exists outside of the program/book/game, then it could possibly be classified as a minor case of schizophrenia, due to the lack of ability to discern between reality and fiction.


well idk if the person acknowledges the character is fake or real so I'm just throwing something out there friend.
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I doubt it could be schizophrenia if the person affected acknowledges the fact that the object of their affection is a fictional character. However, if the affected asserts that said object exists outside of the program/book/game, then it could possibly be classified as a minor case of schizophrenia, due to the lack of ability to discern between reality and fiction.


Consider this.

Person knows subject is fiction. But person worships subject as a god.
Hm?
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well idk if the person acknowledges the character is fake or real so I'm just throwing something out there friend.

I had a friend who truly believed that Sasuke from Naruto existed, and she was trying to get to Japan and meet him.

Her parents took her to a psychiatric ward.

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Consider this.

Person knows subject is fiction. But person worships subject as a god.
Hm?

Sounds like a case of obsession to me. Depending on the severity, there could possibly be a mental disorder dealing with it.
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I had a friend who truly believed that Sasuke from Naruto existed, and she was trying to get to Japan and meet him.

Her parents took her to a psychiatric ward.

alrighty that is a good call on their part hope she gets better or stays locked up
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yer clare from heroes is ****ing awesome, she could never beat elliot from scrubs though...omg she's perfect


He's obviously deep in love with Frylock though.
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#30
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Term coined as parasocial relation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasocial_relation

I guess that would work. I'm not sure how it would relate to fictional characters, though.
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it's called 'i'm****ingdesperatesoifaptodrawncharacter-syndrome'

How is jacking to a drawing of a woman anymore 'desperate' that jacking off to normal porn?
I don't think I'll ever understand people who think like that, it's still a woman who you aren't going to get.
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it's called 'i'm****ingdesperatesoifaptodrawncharacter-syndrome'

Nobody said anything about drawn.
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paedophilia

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its called get-a-life-itis


That means that you have an inflammation of the "get-a-life"......
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yer clare from heroes is ****ing awesome, she could never beat elliot from scrubs though...omg she's perfect


But they are real people in that they are flesh and blood, not some computer created or drawn. The human characteristics are created but the actions, look, voice and physiology of the character is an actual real life person. Completely different than being obsessed with a drawn image which is clearly created. Unless is photo perfect (means includes blemishes as well) creation, then the drawn image is obviously not a picture of a real person.

Oh, and yes Claire and Elliott are perfect in different ways. Elliott has quite a few neuroses though but she looks hot in a white coat (I'm doing medicine - it's my little thing).
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But they are real people in that they are flesh and blood, not some computer created or drawn. The human characteristics are created but the actions, look, voice and physiology of the character is an actual real life person. Completely different than being obsessed with a drawn image which is clearly created. Unless is photo perfect (means includes blemishes as well) creation, then the drawn image is obviously not a picture of a real person.

Oh, and yes Claire and Elliott are perfect in different ways. Elliott has quite a few neuroses though but she looks hot in a white coat (I'm doing medicine - it's my little thing).

However, they are still fictional characters, as they are reading their "personalities" off of a script. They could also be considered similar to hand-drawn characters in the way that, just as hand-drawn characters look like how the artist wants them to look, most actors spend hours in a make-up trailer so they look like how they "should."
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