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‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Help Children With Autism

For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — seems to fine-tune the activity in brain areas linked to social interactions, according to a new study. Although the hormone didn’t change children’s social skills in the study, its boosting effect on the brain’s social areas suggests that using oxytocin nasal sprays immediately before behavioral therapies could boost the effects of those treatments, the researchers said. “Oxytocin temporarily normalized brain regions responsible for the social deficits seen in children with autism,” said study researcher Ilanit Gordon, a neuroscientist at Yale University in New Haven, Conn Read more…More about Health, Parenting, Science, Autism, and Lifestyle

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‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Help Children With Autism

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