A new psychological disease called ‘Forever Delusion Syndrome’ has been named by International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). According to IAAP, this condition can be defined as “The phenomenon in which the victim believes in everlasting relationship several weeks after the start of a new relationship, commonly caused by watching too much drama and reading too-good-to-be-true love stories”. Youngsters from age 12 to 18 years old are the common victims of this syndrome.
According to psychologists, writers can greatly contribute to the ever-growing number of affected teens. In the Philippines, one of the primary contributor for this is a writer named Marcelo Santos III with his book Para sa Broken Hearted and Para sa Hopeless Romantic.
We still can’t get the opinion of Mr. Santos on this matter but the netizens already began sharing his previous posts about forever, such as this one.
According to some critics, Mr. Santos’ works creates an illusion that ‘forever’ relationship exist in reality, this gives the genetics engineers a huge facepalm as they haven’t figured out how immortality works.
In an interview with a theoretical physicist, Dr. Keep humorously stated that forever cannot exist as the universe will end either by big crunch, big freeze, big bounce or big rip.
Going back to the psychologists, they stated that this syndrome can be prevented if it can be detected early. Some of its symptoms are
Parents or friends of a victim can call a local psychologists to diagnose a patient based on his/her profile only, so that they can start a silent treatment towards the patient without him/her knowing it. It has been known that victims of this syndrome becomes wild and rebellious when visible treatment is applied to them.
The experts also suggested some first-aid remedies to this kind of disease.
The experts also warned about the critical effect of this delusion, just several months ago,a girl expressed her rage for losing her virginity for believing in Marcelo’s illusion of forever.
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