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Breaking Bad Is A Drug. This Is Your Brain On Breaking Bad.

09/16/2013 12:17 pm ET

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is a diabolical genius.

All this time we thought we were watching a show about a cancer-stricken, down-on-his-luck, high school chemistry teacher who turns to making meth for money. A show about the creation, destruction, buying, selling, using and abusing of drugs.

It hooked us from the start. The more Gilligan gave us, the more we wanted. When we didn't have it, we were thinking about it. Now, when we can't get it ... well, it isn't pretty.

With the fever pitch anticipation of the show's final episodes, it's become increasingly evident that Breaking Bad itself is the real drug. And if you are a fan, you've likely got all the symptoms of Breaking Bad addiction.

INSOMNIA

Your eyes are bloodshot, because you've been up for days watching past episodes just as a temporary fix before Sunday's new show.

WEIGHT LOSS

The show is about to start. Time to head home. You should stop for food because you haven't eaten all day. Ahhh screw it, who needs to eat anyways!

ANXIETY

It's finally Sunday night and you're going to get your fix in a half hour, but you're not home yet and you're cutting it close. It's just a TV show, there's no need to put other drivers in danger just for a--GET OUT OF THE WAY!

DISTANCING YOURSELF FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY

For the next hour, I don't know you, I can't hear your calls and I can't see your texts.

IRRITABILITY

It's starting. Everybody shut up. Shut up. SHUT. UP.

EUPHORIA

The cold open hits.

RESTLESSNESS

Now what's going to happen? NOW WHAT??

RAPID SPEECH

OhmygodOhmygodOhmygodOhmygodOhmygodOhmygodOhmygod.

INCREASED HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

Commercial break's almost over, but I should go pee. Wait, is there time to pee? UGH THE SHOW'S BACK ON! Forget it, I'll pee when I'm dead! Shit, the pizza guy's here! Where's the money? WHERE'S THE MONEY???

PARANOIA

WHAT DID I MISS?!

DEPRESSION

You're coming down now. It's going to be a long week.

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