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Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism

November 04, 2015

Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," may help improve social skills in autistic children, a small new Australian study suggests. "The potential to use such simple treatments to enhance the longer-term benefits of other behavioral, educational and technology-based therapies is very exciting," study co-author Ian Hickie, co-director of the Brain and Mind Center at University of Sydney, said in a university news release. Oxytocin, which occurs naturally in the human body, has been linked to social ties such as romantic coupling or the parent-child bond. To read more, click here

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