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Love like cocaine withdrawal

New research shows that, neurologically, romantic love is a goal-oriented state and rejection is neurologically similar to cocaine withdrawal.
"This brain imaging study of individuals who were still 'in love' with their rejecter supplies further evidence that the passion of 'romantic love' is a goal-oriented motivation state rather than a specific emotion" the researchers concluded, noting that brain imaging showed some similarities between romantic rejection and cocaine craving. "The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that romantic love is a specific form of addiction."

There are 2 comments on "Love like cocaine withdrawal":

Posted by: wolfstar Sat Jul 31 08:44:06 2010

Well, that explains what I'm going through right now :(. Very interesting - thanks for sharing!

Posted by: acb Sat Jul 31 17:41:46 2010

I'm sorry to hear that.