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Oxytocin Boosts Social Areas Of Brain In Kids With Autism, Yale University Study


12/3/2013 6:27:54 AM

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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.

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