A condition in which a woman becomes deluded that a certain man is in love with her. The man, with whom only a brief acquaintance exists, is usually older and of higher social status. The man, who has done nothing to stimulate or encourage such a belief, is at first unaware of it but is later likely to be embarrassed by telephone calls. letters and amorous advances.
- G. G. de Clérambault:
Les psychoses passionelles.
In his: Oevre psychiatrique. Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1942.
- Georges Simenon:
Monsieur Lundi. In his: Novelle enquêtes de Maigret. Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1942.
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