Prof. Henrik Walter, psychiatrist at the Charité, talks to Lucia Schmidt about how lovesickness manifests itself, who is particularly at risk of suffering massively from it, where to turn in the event of prolonged depression and despair and what preventive mechanisms are available.

He also defines lovesickness in one sentence.

Would you like a taste?

"Lovesickness is a predominantly negative emotional response to romantic rejection."

Lucy Schmidt

Editor in the "Life" department of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper.

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