Love-struckmeans to be hit by loveyou are hit in your heart by the emotion of love’. The concept is associated with a set of metaphors attempting to convey the speed and intensity of falling in love by describing it as a physical process of falling or being struck. I janet malcolm psychoanalysis the impossible profession pdf in love with Mrs Wadman, quoth my uncle Toby – She has left a ball here – added my uncle Toby – pointing to his breast’. Isn’t what we mean by ‘falling in love’ a kind of sickness and craziness, an illusion, a blindness to what the loved person is really like?
A 2005 article by Frank Tallis suggested that being utterly romantically lovestruck should be taken more seriously by professionals. For love-struck victims, the world appears altered. Replacing the flatness of ordinary experience is a fullness”. Some who would “disagree with Frank Tallis’s fundamental thesis that love should be seen as a mental illnessconcur that at the extreme and under certain circumstances love sickness can drive a person to despair”. I am sick of love’. Alteration of the platelet serotonin transporter in romantic love”.