Did you know? Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive compulsive disorder.
The discovery that, biochemically, romantic love may be indistinguishable from having severe obsessive-compulsive disorder has won Donatella Marazziti an Ig Nobel prize for chemistry.
Marazziti and colleagues from the University of Pisa and University of California San Diego won the award for their paper in Psychological Medicine, entitled: “Alteration of the platelet serotonin transporter in romantic love.”
Marazziti told New Scientist: “It’s often said that when you’re in love, you’re a little bit crazy. That may be true.”
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