What is love? Love is a disorder akin to schizophrenia. Thus the
term "madly in love." In the Disease Model, love is thought
to be a chemical imbalance in the brain with a hereditary component.
Identical twin studies prove conclusively that when twins are separated
at birth, they will still love and fall in love much like the control
In the Psychosocial Model, love is what makes the world go round.
Love is like oxygen. Love lift us up where we belong. Love, in other
words is learned. Parents and family teach one to love from early
on. As the disorder progresses, love will hurt, yet like a moth
to a flame the subject will keep going back for more. In the addiction
model, the subject will be drawn to that which hurts them, so love
will attract those it should intuitively repel.
Brain scan studies show that those in love will have more frontal
lobe activity than those currently not in love. Integrative studies
believe the love disorder is both biochemical and psychological
so that both drug therapy and psychotherapy are in order to cure
this condition. Intensive 3 - 6 month rehab programs may be in order
to treat an individual in dependent upon love.
So, what is love? Love is an incurable condition but may be managed
with proper care and a life-long commitment to abstinence.