Archive for October 14th, 2010

Love, the healing drug

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Telegraph.co.uk: “Passions triggered by the early flushes of a relationship block physical pain in a similar way to painkillers and drugs, a study has shown….The scans revealed that the effects of love could be compared with those of morphine and cocaine, both of which target the brain’s ‘reward centres’…When people are in this passionate, all-consuming phase of love, there are significant alterations in their mood that are impacting their experience of pain.”

Haha, the science is IN…this proofs it; let’s all fall in *LOVE* with each other and cure all the pain in the world!! πŸ˜‰

It seems a follow-up on research done in 2003:

BBC News: “Dr John Marsden says dopamine – the drug released by the brain when it is aroused – has similar effects on the body and mind as cocaine or speed…”Attraction and lust really is like a drug. It leaves you wanting more,” the National Addiction Centre head said.”

Hmm, did it really take 7 years to come from ‘love, the drug’ to ‘love, the painkiller’?? πŸ˜‰