The findings based on the study done by the Psychiatric University Clinics from Basel show that the teenagers who claim to be madly in love may be actually telling the truth.

The researchers went through 113 of filled questionnaires of teenagers at around 17 years of age who were asked whether they were in love as well as questions about their conduct and mood and sleep patterns.

Sixty five teens reported being in love and also had symptoms of "hypomania" - a less intense form of mania.
The answers they provided in questionnaires showed that teens in love needed an hour less sleep each night, spent too much money, had more ideas and creative energy but were also acting compulsively and indulging in risky behaviours such as driving too fast.

These finding clearly indicate that adolescents in early-stage intense romantic love resemble patients during a hypomanic stage and that this information should be taken into account when assessing adolescent patients.