Stress sensitization of reward-seeking

10 11 2016

In the extreme misery of this post-election day (is this worse than Brexit? – can’t decide), I am craving sweet food (despite not normally having a sweet tooth), wanting hugs (despite usually being fairly British in this regard), and whacking the heating up in the house, all in the quest to feel less upset. This comfort-seeking is classic “stress sensitization“: I’ve read about it, and today I have it (and I think it does help a bit).

The only other thing to cheer me up today was Joe‘s wonderful Facebook post: