Oxytocin: The Hormone of Hype, Hope, and Healing
|Prairie voles, image courtesy of Flickr user theNerdPatrol
Oxytocin and pair bonding
From voles to humans?
|Maternal affection, image courtesy of Wikipedia
Oxytocin nasal spray?
“I have been using this secretly for about a week. I wanted to see if it affected my husband of 18 years at all. I think it did. He has been a lot more attentive and cuddly the last few days. Every time I turn around he wants a hug, or just wants to hold me. No complaints here 😀 There is no fragrance to this that I can smell which I love so you can wear it with your regular perfume.”
Applications for autism?
|Eye gaze, image courtesy of Wikipedia
“We use this on our 6 year old son who maybe on the spectrum. He has terrible meltdowns and has had problems socially. This works as a miracle cure – sometimes. Sometimes he is engaging and interactive, patient, kind, loving, amazing. Others he still has meltdowns.
“This isn’t an approved treatment but works better than language or sensory therapy ever did on the same issues. Plus it helps him sleep. All in all – definitely amazing.”
Applications for Psychotherapy?
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Sahu, S. (2016). Oxytocin: The Hormone of Hype, Hope, and Healing. The Neuroethics Blog. Retrieved on , from http://www.theneuroethicsblog.com/2016/05/oxytocin-hormone-of-hype-hope-and.html