Intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward. Wudarczyk2 Bennett Foddy1, 2 and Julian Savulescu 1, 2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: When everything was brought to an abrupt end, desperation and grief followed, leading slowly into depression. In the next section, we examine this perspective in greater detail. Nevertheless, although we do sometimes use the language of addiction when referring to love, there is at least one major feature that distinguishes love from the kinds of substance-based addictions typically described in the psychological and medical literature:
To summarize, a lover might be suffering from a type of addiction on this narrow view if she expresses one of a number of abnormal sexual or attachment behaviors—perhaps underwritten by similarly abnormal brain processes—such that her quest for love 1 interferes with her ability to participate in the ordinary functions of everyday life, 2 disables her from experiencing healthy relationships, or 3 carries other clear negative consequences for herself or others.
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So numerous are the superficial similarities between addictive substance use and love- and sex-based interpersonal attachments, from exhilaration, ecstasy, and craving, to irregular physiological responses and obsessive patterns of thought, that a number of scientific theorists have begun to argue that both sorts of phenomena may rely upon similar or even identical psychological, chemical, and neuroanatomical substrates e. He sounds appreciative of both the sight of a beautiful woman and the power she wields by virtue of sheer style, but the way Buckley sings it, everybody here wants him. By the same token, we may develop appetites for any rewarding behavior, and these appetites may exceed or fall beneath a level that suits our biological needs, our conscious values, or our personal preferences. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. Although the exact nature of the relationship between love and addiction has been described in inconsistent terms throughout the literature, we offer a framework that distinguishes between a narrow view and a broad view of love addiction. Concluding remarks In this article, we have argued that there is now abundant behavioral, neurochemical and neuroimaging evidence to support the claim that love is or at least that it can be an addiction, in much the same way that chronic drug-seeking behavior can be termed an addiction. For example, if we say that someone is in love, that suggests they have a range of concepts — of a person, of reciprocity and individuality — that need not be attributed to someone with an urge to consume a substance.