Alternately, falling in love is often described with reference to Cupid's arrow.Other sources, such as Tristram Shandy, describe the process by referring to it as the act of being shot with a gun: 'I am in love with Mrs Wadman, quoth my uncle Toby - She has left a ball here - added my uncle Toby - pointing to his breast'.Later, there will be measures taken to help the individual change their way of thinking.Some psychiatrists may prescribe antidepressants to treat underlying issues with depression and self-esteem.
As a result of not being included in the DSM-IV, there is no actual diagnostic criteria for a compulsive liar.
If confronted with a lie they have told in the past or one that they are presently telling, they will be insistent that they are speaking the truth.
Over time, the individual will become so adept at lying that it will be very difficult for others to determine if they are, in fact, telling the truth.
In the past two decades countless hours of research and multiple papers have been written regarding this issue, though it remains one of the most under researched psychiatric conditions.
Individuals with the disorder simply cannot stop themselves from misrepresenting the truth.