Celebrity worship syndrome

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Celebrity Worship Syndrome (CWS) is a psychological condition in which an individual becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal and professional life. This syndrome is often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Celebrity Worship Syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal and professional life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye.

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

The symptoms of Celebrity Worship Syndrome can vary widely, but they often include excessive time spent thinking about the celebrity, emotional investment in the celebrity's life, and over-identification with the celebrity.

Causes[edit | edit source]

The causes of Celebrity Worship Syndrome are not fully understood, but it is believed to be linked to high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It may also be related to a lack of personal identity or self-esteem.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Treatment for Celebrity Worship Syndrome typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can help individuals to understand and change thought patterns that lead to harmful behaviors. In some cases, medication may also be prescribed.

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