Angela Sirigu, a neuroscientist at the Centre de Neuroscience Cognitive in Lyon, France has long been fascinated by the brain. “I’ve always wanted to understand how the brain works. It is one of the most fascinating structures and represents possibilities that are infinite to human behavior,” states Dr. Sirigu in her Italian accent. It was these challenges locked away in the brains of individuals struggling with autism which led Dr. Sirigu and a team of neuroscientist down a pathway of discovery regarding the “anti-stress” hormone oxytocin. … Continue Reading
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Reporter Maia Szalavitz wrote an article in the May 2008 edition for the journal New Scientist. In the article she states, “Oxytocin’s ability to connect social contact with feelings of pleasure and well-being has got researchers excited about potential therapeutic uses, since so many mental illnesses involve disorders of sociability or empathy. An obvious starting point is autism, which is marked by difficulty understanding the minds of others, aversion to human contact, and repetitive behaviors such as rocking”. According to the article, … Continue Reading
In the article Central nervous system actions of oxytocin and modulation of behavior in humans published in Molecular Medicine Today, June 1997, researcher Margaret McCarthy pointed out, “A continuous stress response can ultimately be deleterious and reducing the reaction under appropriate circumstances has substantial advantages.”
What are the effects of Oxytocin?
Take a look at this video, “11 Interesting Effects of Oxytocin”
Oxytocin (OT) is of potential use in enhancing interpersonal and individual wellbeing, and might have more applications in neuropsychiatric disorders especially those characterized by persistent fear, repetitive behavior, reduced trust and avoidance of social interactions.
Take a look at Oxytocin Central’s YouTube channel and the video, “How to help reduce stress and depression and feel better”
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