"Love Hormone" is Two-Faced: Oxytocin Triggers Fear and Anxiety, Northwestern University Study

Published: Jul 23, 2013

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It turns out the love hormone oxytocin is two-faced. Oxytocin has long been known as the warm, fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love, social bonding and well-being. It's even being tested as an anti-anxiety drug. But new Northwestern Medicine® research shows oxytocin also can cause emotional pain, an entirely new, darker identity for the hormone.

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