Oxytocin is a hormone produced naturally in the body, that plays a role in a varietyof behaviors, including parent-child and adult-to-adult pair bonding, social memory, social cognition, anxiety reduction and repetitive behaviors. Research has suggested roles for the hormone in emotional regulation and social behaviors.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “The hormone works by helping neurons in the brain talk to each other, although the exact mechanism isn’t understood.”
What is the relation between autism and oxytocin? Take a look at a YouTube video “Autism & Oxytocin Expert Reveals Findings”