Deep Love Means More Dopamine (Dr. Lucy Series)

Love and Mental Health

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study from Rutgers University found that when participants looked at photos of people they deeply love, they had an increase of dopamine brain activity. Dopamine is a chemical associated with optimism, energy, and a sense of well-being. There was also less activity in the area of the brain that produces anxiety for individuals in successful long-term relationships.

Photo: Jens Langner/Wikimedia Commons 


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