Chocoholism is the state of being addicted to chocolate. A person who is addicted to chocolate is often referred to as a Chocoholic. Contents 1 Chemistry of Chocolate 2 Orígenes de la palabra "Chocoholic" 3 Ver también 4 External links Chemistry of Chocolate Chocolate contains a variety of substances, some of which are addictive (such as caffeine). Estos incluyen:: Azúcar - Chocolate bars (as opposed to cocoa) contain large amounts of sugar. Cafeína - The chemical present in coffee and tea. Theobromine - Various theobromines are present. Anandamide - An endogenous cannabinoid which is also naturally produced in the Human brain. Tryptophan - An essential amino acid that is a precursor to Serotonin an important neurotransmitter involved in regulating moods. Phenylethylamine - An endogenous amphetamine which is also naturally produced in the Human brain. Often described as a 'love chemical'. It may be possible for the human brain to become accustomed to chocolate at regular intervals. Chocolate may be addictive and could impact the health of the chocoholic. Proponents of hypnotherapy claim that "chocoholism" can be treated through aversives, in effect forcing the addict to associate chocolate consumption with negative stimuli used to change behavior. Origins of the word "Chocoholic" Etymologically, "chocoholic" derives directly from alcoholic, though some linguists complain that the word, by construction, implies addiction to "chocohol" en lugar de "chocolate", suggesting that chocolatic is a more appropriate neologism than chocoholic. See also Sugar addiction External links Psychopharmalogical Effects of Chocolate This medical article is a stub. You can help The Psychology Wiki by expanding it.
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