‘Thus, under oxytocin, patients respond more strongly to others and exhibit more appropriate social behavior and affect, suggesting a therapeutic potential of oxytocin through its action on a fundamental dimension of autism,’ the researchers write Elissar Andari N International Center for Scientific Research in Bron, France, and colleagues.Oxytocin is called the love hormone because it is known to promote ties mother. It is also believed to be involved in regulating emotions and other social behaviors. Other research has shown that children with autism have lower levels of oxytocin than children without autism.
Oxytocin, the hormone of love itself, can help promote social skills and social behavior in people with high functioning.
Guam is the lack of sewage infrastructure, and the influx of military personnel to further strain the resources of the island. For Kim, the transition represents a unique opportunity to observe and document, in real time, the impact of waste water is increased by nitrogen on the health of coral reefs. He has already collected data on Guam, with a small contribution from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In this study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers examined the effect of inhaled oxytocin on social behavior in 13 young adults with high functioning autism in two separate experiments. A comparable group of 13 people without autism was also included in the study.
In the first experiment, the researchers observed the behavior of participants in the social sphere, to launch a computer game in which players could choose between passing the ball to a person good, bad or neutral.
A new study shows people with autism at a high level, as the syndrome who were treated with oxytocin has responded more strongly to others and published more appropriate social behavior.
They say the findings suggest new long-term studies are needed to examine the effects of oxytocin on social skills and behaviors among people with high functioning autism.