Heed cupid! Someone's life may just depend on it!according to health experts in the united kingdom, lovesickness can indeed kill and should be taken more seriously as a legitimate diagnosis. prof alex gardner, a clinical psychologist in glasgow and a member of the british psychological society said plainly that people can die from a broken heart; that some people, getting into a state of despair and hopelessness, can end up in an extreme state of physical exhaustion which in extreme cases could drive people to take their own life.
and this side of the pond, a report, by researchers at johns hopkins university in baltimore, maryland and published in the new england journal of medicine suggests that a real broken heart, just like an emotionally stressful situation such as the sudden death of a loved one, can trigger an event that mimics a massive heart attack. the scietific evidence also suggests that although damage to the heart caused by broken heart syndrome is reversible, it can be, well, deadly.
sources: the beeb and halifax live.