Romantic movies can actually cause brain damage

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According to several experts in relationships, romantic film feeds unrealistic expectations that complicate the task of finding the ideal match. Here the surprising alternative they suggested.
The film Diary of a Passion is one of the most valued films among the followers of the genre, a film that left a mark on contemporary cinema.

The love story between Noah and Allie conquered a more than one generation, who do not miss the opportunity to see her when they can. The permanent swings of the relationship generate in the viewers a reaction of love / hate as transmitted by the protagonists.

The happy ending is a satisfaction. It awakens in the fans the fantasy of living a similar experience. But for science there is almost every chance of it happening in real life. This was stated by a group of American psychiatrists, who gathered for Time Out magazine, who pointed out that these types of movies are not good for mental health.

Utopian romantic movie relationships can affect health. Photo: iStock.

A team of researchers from Ohio State University had already anticipated: romantic tapes can "attack" sentimental life. "Emotional excitement when drama increases threshold pain and social bonding," is highlighted in the article published in the Royal Society Open Science journal.

Complementing that research, the specialists were asked to compile a list of the best and worst films of the genre. The feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was the most voted, followed by others like Dirty Dancing and Notting Hill.

Experts said that romantic tapes make it difficult to find a partner. They agreed that those indicated for people who "do not feel influenced or intimidated by phrases and scenes where they promote unrealistic expectations about how they should behave in a relationship."

The Notebook was chosen as one of those that feed an unrealizable illusion. Photo: Special.

For the psychiatrist Gurpreet Singh, one of the consulted, is the same film industry that establishes the idea of ​​a perfect and smooth love.

"Noah restores a house for Allie, writes a letter a day in a year and the wait, they die of the hand, they talk about idealized love.If you believe in it you start thinking: you should not settle for less.But most couples We are human, we are fallible, love is imperfect because we are, "he said.

Singh added that a credible cinematic rendition of love takes place in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, despite showing a dysfunctional romance with no happy ending. The love between Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker The difference of ages and the social castes are interposed between them.

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