My comment on “i believe falling in love can eliminate depression.” by alexia. There isn’t any “hate”, asking for “partners”, and mention of “methods” in my comment. :/
“Hi alexia. In my opinion, you are partially right and partially wrong. Yes, serotonin and dopamine is released during activities related to falling or staying in love. But it also releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is usually released during and after sex, during and after kissing, and during and after hugging; basically, during and after any intimate/romantic act. The problem with oxytocin is that it makes people attached to their partners. This attachment can border on dependency. A depressed person can easily slip into dependency with their romantic partners. When their romantic partners start to detach, break up, and/or drift away, the dependent person can and will slip further into depression.
This is what happened to me. While my ex was deeply in love with me, she became all my depressive/mood disorder medicines rolled into one. When she was sick and tired of my mood swings and when she was disenchanted by the intensity of our relationship, she left me. No amount of the true depressive and mood disorder medications helped me. I was in so much pain that I felt that there was no sense in living anymore. This is when I committed my first completed suicide attempt; a failure as it didnt kill me, but it was completed as I ODed and completed the act already.”
Would appreciate any clarification. Thanks and merry Christmas to all! 🙂