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Why Is Love Important For Brain Health

 In MIND

Love changes us. It challenges the way we think and it changes the way we behave. While the beginning stages of love often frighten us, the long-term benefits of long-lasting love, whether in our romantic relationships or friendships, are endless, including contributing to brain health.

LOVE AND BRAIN HEALTH

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When we start the process of falling in love, there are three main neurotransmitters (or biochemicals) involved: dopamine, the feel-good chemical, vasopressin, and oxytocin. Love makes us feel a rush of emotions, good and bad. 

When we start the process of falling in love, there are three main neurotransmitters (or biochemicals) involved: dopamine, the feel-good chemical, vasopressin, and oxytocin. Love makes us feel a rush of emotions, good and bad. 

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