Suicidal ideation in a group of Italian love addicts: a qualitative study

Author/s Stefano Orsolini, Gioele Salvatori, Paolo Antonelli, Davide Dèttore
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 11-26 File size 264 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2023-002002
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Love addiction is a debated concept, generally considered as an addiction towards an ob-ject of love and can lead to deeply negative consequences, among which are self-harm and sui-cidal ideation. Our study aims to provide empirical evidence about love addiction etiology and characteristics, and to analyze its relation to suicidality. Our result confirmed the phenomeno-logical depiction of love addiction that so far has mainly been hypothesized in literature, also providing a deeper understanding of its characteristics. An association with suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors has been observed, highlighting the dramatic consequences love addiction can have and the importance of preventing them.

Keywords: love addiction, suicidality, qualitative research, Italian group.

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Stefano Orsolini, Gioele Salvatori, Paolo Antonelli, Davide Dèttore, L’ideazione suicidaria in un gruppo di dipendenti affettivi italiani: una ricerca qualitativa in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2023, pp 11-26, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2023-002002