When Cupid’s arrow strikes

Many of the feelings — and obsessions — associated with love can be explained by a few key chemicals, research suggests

By Susan Gaidos, 15:41 PM February 7, 2014

Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty and your appetite gone. You couldn’t sleep if you tried. Focusing on schoolwork is nearly impossible. You realize you must be sick — or, even more serious, in love!

Few feelings are as intense and overwhelming as love. You feel elated and stimulated one minute. The next, you are anxious or pining. Millions of songs have focused on the ups and downs that come with love. Poets and writers have spilled vats of ink trying to capture the experience.

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