Intranasal Oxytocin Fails to Enhance Emotional Connections

Oxytocin nasal spray is unlikely emotional to help young healthy men decipher cues. In a controlled trial, oxytocin nasal spray did not improve the ability to recognize sad or angry faces, compared with a validated psychological emotion training program, which did help the men read emotions. “Our study demonstrates that oxytocin may not always be … Read more

Oxytocin and Social interaction Improves Symptoms in Autism

The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Novel reduced-dose intranasal oxytocin followed by a period of positive social interaction improved symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the study, improvement was seen in objective and subjective measures, … Read more