Celebrity Worship.

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Some individuals who are obsessed with a particular celebrity develop a disorder known as Erotomania.

They have delusions that the celebrity has fallen in love with them and has made romantic advances.

Sufferers are isolated and do not tend to have a partner or full time job.

75% of sufferers are female and often have other disorders.

In some erotomania can lead to stalking.

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Maltby et al suggest 3 dimensions to celebrity worship. It can be measured using CAS (Celebrity attraction scale.)

Entertainment Social.

- Ability to entertain is attractive. Associated with extroverts interested in social interaction and gossip.

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