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Covid-19 in 2021: Experience tells you that drinking the entire bottle of wine won’t make up for your lack of personal connections—though you may try it again. When you’re stressed, the hormone, cortisol, acts on the prefrontal cortex (the pleasure center of your brain) releasing dopamine. This disturbance is what has elicited the excessive drinking, eating and online shopping of the Covid-19 era. Some call it, “illogical pleasure seeking.”

 

 

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