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"Love Hormone" Oxytocin Is Used To Treat Social Discomfort, But Too Much Can Cause "Oversensitivity" To Emotions, Emotion Reveals



1/23/2014 7:27:06 AM

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Oxytocin is called the “love hormone” because its main role is essentially to strengthen social ties and bring couples closer together. So whenever you embrace someone you love, oxytocin levels drive up. It’s a naturally occurring hormone that along with dopamine and norepinephrine assists in creating bonds between people — but can also make you feel better in other aspects of life. For quite some time now, researchers have tapped into oxytocin’s ability to treat certain psychological or anxiety issues, such as schizophrenia and autism. Oxytocin has also been shown to be beneficial in reducing pain, healing wounds, preventing obesity, and reducing stress.

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