New Scientist reports that the brains of people in the early stages of romantic love—those experiencing a lot of lust for their new partner—are similar to those with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. Certain kinds of antidepressants are known to reduce unhealthy behavior in people with OCD, but they can also dull their emotions. It’s a negative side effect for most people, but sounds like the perfect mix for someone trying to overcome obsessive lust.

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