Dr. John Huber & Mainstream Mental Health Radio present – http://mainstreammentalhealth.org/
As a physician, couples therapist and relationship expert, Dion Metzger, MD.
1. How does the brain change when someone is in a relationship? Intense attraction and feelings of connection between two people can actually cause biological changes in the brain. When a person is in a relationship, their brain release specific chemicals including dopamine and oxytocin. This can lead to a sense of euphoria and a strong sense of attachment to their partner. They can act differently by wanting to spend more time with their significant other, participating in romantic gestures and being more expressive about their emotions.
2. Can being in love, or being in a relationship, change you — or even affect your brain chemistry? Being in love can change you by making you more vulnerable and conscious of your emotions. I have also seen it heighten sensitivity in people who may have been emotionally withdrawn before. There are not exactly permanent brain chemistry changes but it can definitely lead to more careful behaviors for those who have been in love before. They want the euphoria feeling again but are guarded about letting their guard down, especially if the last relationship ended with heartbreak. Its a form of classic conditioning. You’re more hesitant to talk the stove if you got burned before.
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What You Halloween Costume Reveals About You
Halloween costumes are a great way to peer into your friend or loved one’s mind, personality or mood for the day! They are also good reflections of one’s inner, hidden desires that they may be afraid to express. And it allows teens to explore alter egos or their identity and for adults to be kids again.
For example, individuals who choose political figures may reflect party affiliations, who they consider to be polarizing news figures or preferred candidates.
Guys who opt for a pirate costume may reflect their inner rebellious spirit, fearlessness, or secret desire for criminality and decadent behavior.
A sex kitten may reflect a woman who wants to exhibit sex appeal but is not allowed to express that side for fear of judgment while a nurse may want to exhibit warmth and care during the day and sexuality at night.
And finally men who fantasize about being a super hero such as Batman, Spiderman or Superman, may be tapping into their inner savior who wished they could rescue the world while being adored and remaining private.