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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:44 am | Updated: 1:32 am, Fri Jan 10, 2014.

(NAPSI)—Each year, many Americans experience “Heartbreak Monday,” the start of the workweek following the Super Bowl when reality sets in: The football season is over.

Dr. Angelos Halaris, the medical director of adult psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center, explains: “When a person engages in a pleasurable activity, such as watching a football game, a neurotransmitter [brain chemical] called dopamine is released in a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens. When the pleasurable activity ends, the person is left with a feeling of deprivation.”*

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*Loyola University Medical Center, loyolamedicine.org, January 30, 2013



On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)

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