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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
A psychedelic drug plus psychotherapy could help improve PTSD symptoms

A psychedelic drug plus psychotherapy could help improve PTSD symptoms

Study finds higher levels of oxytocin in men with hypersexual disorder

Study finds higher levels of oxytocin in men with hypersexual disorder

Music therapy can be an attractive option to manage menopause symptoms and depressed mood

Music therapy can be an attractive option to manage menopause symptoms and depressed mood

Study: Pregnant women with disabilities have increased risk for birth complications and death

Study: Pregnant women with disabilities have increased risk for birth complications and death

Previous trauma can affect patients during pregnancy, childbirth and after

Previous trauma can affect patients during pregnancy, childbirth and after

Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked with ASD-relevant behavioral traits in offspring

Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked with ASD-relevant behavioral traits in offspring

Oxytocin does not appear to overcome social deficits in children with ASD, study suggests

Oxytocin does not appear to overcome social deficits in children with ASD, study suggests

Mother's voice reduces signs of pain in premature infants

Mother's voice reduces signs of pain in premature infants

Study shows how experienced mouse mothers tutor virgin female mice on parenting

Study shows how experienced mouse mothers tutor virgin female mice on parenting

Maternal and paternal behaviors in voles promoted by the exact same neural pathways

Maternal and paternal behaviors in voles promoted by the exact same neural pathways

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Study highlights the importance of sensory connections in fear learning

Oxytocin-vasopressin circuit has distinct dynamics throughout embryonic development

Oxytocin-vasopressin circuit has distinct dynamics throughout embryonic development

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

Emotional support animals can provide quantifiable benefits to people with serious mental illness

Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behavior

Genetic mutation associated with autism can impair oxytocin-mediated social behavior

Researchers apply 'kitchen sink approach' to produce 16 high-quality reference genomes

Researchers apply 'kitchen sink approach' to produce 16 high-quality reference genomes

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Researchers propose a new universal nomenclature for vasotocin and oxytocin genes

Researchers propose a new universal nomenclature for vasotocin and oxytocin genes

Discontinuation of oxytocin stimulation may lead to a small increase in cesarean section

Discontinuation of oxytocin stimulation may lead to a small increase in cesarean section

Researchers awarded $2.7 million grant to investigate sex differences in social reward

Researchers awarded $2.7 million grant to investigate sex differences in social reward

Early exposure to smell can affect perception and social behavior later in life

Early exposure to smell can affect perception and social behavior later in life