How Breakups Affect Your Brain

How Breakups Affect Your Brain

Breakups can be quite discouraging and a lot dramatic. But it affects you and your body emotionally as well as physically.

Breakups and brain have a close connection. It is because our brain operates every single emotion, our physical dependence, or mental peace. Being broken always comes with a wide range of emotions that are brain and body suffer altogether. People usually forget their stuff and things to do like when did they have their food last time, what they were supposed to do, and how things go. A lot of researches has been made up to date to check how different people with an altered state of mind react to breakups and how it affects their brain and body.

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According to research, going through a breakup can change your overall hormonal release and brain chemistry. The feelings of being rejected or when you have an unexpected one, this can be awful. Your mind will read it as a traumatic event and will activate fight and flight response causing irritation, anger, and frustration over minor things. Your brain will release sympathetic hormones more often and can increase heartbeats or trembling. The muscles become tense, people lose appetite, have trouble falling asleep, or may suffer through gastrointestinal problems sometimes. It is essential to calm your mind by engaging yourself in positive works to release less sympathetic chemicals. Make sure to take proper sleep and have food as per your appetite, or your emotional distress would make things worse.

Studies show that your brain responds in similar ways as it does when we suffer physical trauma. It activates and releases pain signals similarly as in a broken bone.

We always get attached to the person we love, and when they leave or someone gets dumped, the brain stays in nostalgia. It wants the same person as an addict wants drugs. The mind keeps reminding you about the person through their memories, recalling their voice, their face, and whatnot. No matter how bad that person has hurt you, it would go again to fulfill the need of its attachments. That is why engaging yourself in different stuff is recommended until your brain finds another attachment or activity to keep you away and safe!

There is also a lack of focus and concentration on things. It is most likely because of the pleasurable feelings associated with the person and your continuous release of happy neurotransmitters like dopamine associated with talking to that person declines. Your brain feels left out and make the world an unwanted place for you with nothing good or useful in it. Well, you need to monitor your mental health, and with all focus on your goals, you have to remind yourself to move on.

There is research that shows how our brain finds it difficult to move on when our relationships do not work the way people have planned. Our mind is a working machine that works on logic and explanations. It doesn’t accept any reasons behind a breakup, especially when it is with all efforts and emotions. It considers everything as a lie and makes you more anxious and depressed. Your brain takes reasoning as self-doubts and destruction.

But the good news is, the brain can overcome. The duration depends on your past relations but more on your efforts in moving on to a better life. It can always accept new people and love, it can release dopamine and serotonin back to normal if you try to cope up, but it can still make you recall your memories whenever something will click on it.

Until Next Time,

Team Doctor ASKY!


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