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  1. First of all, love is not a mental illness, but falling in love can really be considered a disease, but only under certain conditions.

    According to the International classification of Diseases ICD 10 (“International Classification of Diseases”) This is F63. 9 – “Disorder of habits and drives, unspecified”. A diagnosis can be made if the state of” falling in love ” leads to specific violations in a person's behavior, for example, because of the lack of reciprocity, a person wants to commit suicide or can harm someone.

    Like other disorders in section F63, falling in love is not necessarily pathological. For example, the presence in the list of violations F63. 0, “Pathological gambling”, does not mean that any gambling for money makes a person mentally ill. But if this attraction really completely takes hold of a person, he rejects all common sense and puts there, for example, an apartment and the last money, gets into debt, etc., then we are talking about a disorder.

    It's the same with falling in love. This may be a wonderful and constructive feeling that motivates a person to change for the better, or it may be a pathological condition. According to the formal description of diseases in section F63 of the ICD ,” these disorders are characterized by repeated actions that have no clear rational motivation, cannot be controlled, and usually cause harm to the patient and others around them.” It is under these conditions that falling in love can be considered pathological.

    As for love, it is, in principle, a very complex term that describes a wide range of different emotions, but, following E. Fromm, I would say that love is an art that requires a long-term relationship building. Love is not so much an emotion as an action, a process in which a person is involved. For more information, I recommend reading Fromm's book The Art of Loving.

    But it's all about love. If we talk about poets and madness, then madness itself often becomes the subject of both poetic and prose works of fiction in a variety of contexts, and poets do not necessarily write admiringly about their experience of falling in love. They simply describe, explore, and express their feelings in an artistic way.

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