What would you be addicted to though? I mean it comes down to body chemistry, right? Like people get addicted to endorphins or adrenaline or oxytocin or whatever because. Certain mood releases it. What does melancholy release?
Personally Oxycontin, the love chemical. I was addicted to the actual pain killer oxycodone for over a year. I was just getting out of a long meaningful relationship and missed the love so I went to a manual feed of the drug.
My use of the word melancholy is a personal descriptive face to a state of mind/being with a negative chemical cocktail. Major depression...
INFP's tend to be highly sensitive to outside stimuli if we are in negative environments, bad relationships, listening to sad music, etc.
I know that some people would say just stop exposing yourself to things like that but some situations you can't control and habits are created.
This can impact our idealistic thinking in such a bad way that a chemical called monoamine oxidase or MAO-A is released in larger amounts. Its a similar process to our adrenaline response in a fight or flight situation. MAO-A speeds up the break down of the brain chemicals serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. These 3 chemicals in the right doses determine your mood. Have you heard of an MAO-I? Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (antidepressant). It regulates the MAO release in the brain so less feel good chemicals are washed away uplifting ones spirits.
Major depression can stimulate godly like creativity in certain individuals. Just empathize with Beethoven or Van Gough....both suffered from major depression and to this day there names and artistic creations are known in about every household. Theres like what 7 BILLION PEOPLE on this planet!? Why would that be? Everyone on Earth isn't depressed. Expressions of depression can be so beautiful in a melancholic way. We are gods/goddesses in the flesh searching for something true.
"A healthy mind is a healthy body
or is it
"a healthy body is a healthy mind