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Title: What is the role of oxytocin in psychiatric disorders?
Post by: tkadm30 on 26/04/2017 15:09:55
Oxytocin (OT), the love hormone, might be implicated in the pathophysiology of several neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. However, its role in affiliatives processes is obscure. Does OT modulate human social relationships? Could exogenous oxytocin increase mother-infant social bonding? How does oxytocin enhance mind reading (empathy)?

Title: Re: What is the role of oxytocin in psychiatric disorders?
Post by: tkadm30 on 05/05/2017 11:09:34
Is oxytocin a marker for social stress and aggression?

Title: Re: What is the role of oxytocin in psychiatric disorders?
Post by: tkadm30 on 05/05/2017 11:23:11
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When social cues in the environment are interpreted as “safe” oxytocin may promote prosociality but when the social cues are interpreted as “unsafe” oxytocin may promote more defensive and, in effect, “anti-social” emotions and behaviors.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306453013002369