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Oxytocin: Love potion #1?

... They recruited adult couples who received oxytocin or placebo intranasally before engaging in a conflict discussion in the laboratory. oxytocin increased positive communication behavior in ... They clarify that this study does not show that oxytocin should currently be used as a treatment itself ...

A hormone that enhances one's memory of happy faces

... Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 2008 oxytocin was originally studied as the "milk let-down ... of Biological Psychiatry now shows that one way oxytocin promotes social affiliation in humans is by ... his colleagues sought to evaluate the effects of oxytocin on the encoding and recognition of faces in ...

Suckling Infant Triggers 'Trust' Hormone in Moms

... mother's brains. Recent research has found oxytocin to be involved in trust and love in both humans ... release of oxytocin. Neurons start releasing oxytocin from their dendrites (the arms that extend ... but now it appears that the release of oxytocin from the dendrites increases intra-neuron ...

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

... Studies urge oxytocin use after delivery, re-evaluation of accepted ... and midwives that stresses giving women the drug oxytocin just after a vaginal delivery resulted in ... a study done in two South American countries. oxytocin helps contract the uterus and stop uterine ...

Level of oxytocin in pregnant women predicts mother-child bond

... maintaining close relationships. Animals with no oxytocin exhibit slower pup retrieval and less licking and self-grooming. These findings implicate oxytocin in the bonding process, but little research has ... the first study to demonstrate the links between oxytocin and bonding in human mothers. Feldman and ...

Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

... in animals," Strathearn said. "It may be that breast-feeding stimulates oxytocin production in the brain, helping to develop the attachment relationship of ... mother and her baby. Or the factors that help shape the development of the oxytocin system in the brain may predispose to successful breast-feeding and ...

Understanding the have-knots: The role of stress in just about everything

... response what Shelley Taylor, UCLA, has called tending and befriending. oxytocin rises during times of separation or disrupted social relations. Just as ... rush of epinephrine induces the familiar fight-or-flight reaction, it is oxytocin that causes us to desire company and social togetherness. It may be ...

Research Scientist Reports On Time-Tested Solution To Current Medical Crisis

... he notes how endocrinology identifies the powers and their controlling centers in anthropomorphic terms like the ancients did, such as describing oxytocin as the "cuddling hormone" or epinephrine as the "fight or flight hormone." "The Perfect Health Plan: Proven, Safe, ...

Ecstasy could help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

... to the development and maintenance of the disorder use of ecstasy might also help ameliorate these symptoms, suggest the authors. "By increasing oxytocin levels, MDMA may strengthen engagement in the therapeutic alliance and facilitate beneficial exposure to interpersonal closeness and mutual trust," ...

Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

... brain thought to regulate emotions, motivation and habitual behaviors. They believe this may be because vaginal childbirth involves the release of oxytocin -- a key mediator of maternal behavior in animals -- from the posterior pituitary, uterine contractions and vagino-cervical stimulation. The ...

Genetic links to impaired social behavior in autism

... affiliative behaviors in ASD. The strongest statistical findings of the study implicate the prolactin gene, the prolactin receptor gene, and the oxytocin receptor gene in these affiliative behavior deficits. John H. Krystal, M.D., Editor of Biological Psychiatry and affiliated with both Yale ...

U.S. Air Force Pays Record Amount for Baby Injured in Government Hospital

... to the baby's failure to descend in the birth canal, repeatedly increased the dosage of a drug to stimulate uterine contractions -- Pitocin or oxytocin -- despite warning signs that the uterus was overly stimulated. The uterus eventually ruptured, cutting off oxygen to the fetus through the placenta. ...

Experimental Biology 2008 Today's Research: Tomorrow's Health, April 5-9

... for cardiovascular disease; genomic and proteomics in colon cancer; mechanism and novel treatments for IBS and chronic constipation; and the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in clinical disorders. Additional symposia include the antiquity of exercise, exercise physiology and the exercise prescription for ...

Love Drug may Help to Bridge the Gap Between the Couples

... is experimenting with the so-called love drug oxytocin to see if it can shift blockages and improve the ... psychologist Adam Guastella is administering oxytocin through a nasal spray during some marriage guidance counseling sessions. "We think oxytocin may offer a new method to enhance treatment ...

Ecstasy Makes People Bond Better, Says an Australian Study

... Rodent studies have shown a massive surge of oxytocin after orgasm in males. Earlier research found increased oxytocin in the blood of people who had taken ecstasy. However, many drugs increase blood oxytocin without raising it in the brain—something thought ...

Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.

... and Psychosis Program, and found that hormone oxytocin weeks the brain’s fear centre. When a brain ... of Mental Health (NIMH) it revealed that oxytocin boosts trust and reduces the functioning of ... New light have been thrown on the hormone oxytocin and its analogue for use in the treatment of ...

New clues to maternal aggressive behavior

... impact on the behavior. The release of hormone oxytocin in the brain can lead to auto regulation of oxytocin neuronal activity, promotion of maternal behavior ... instincts during the lactating phase, the oxytocin hormone also regulates the functions of ...

Mornings Are the Best Time to Induce Labor

... (8:00 am) and 340 women in the evening group (10:00 pm). Hormone oxytocin was one of the hormones used to induce labor. It was found that women admitted in the morning were less likely to need an infusion of oxytocin when compared to those admitted in the evening group. This showed that ...

Stress – Buster : Hormonal Nasal Spra

... is responsible for a feeling of wellness and excitement. This feature of oxytocin has been put to use by the researchers in countering stress. Ditzen ... to a breakthrough in handling stress and conflicts. Although the oxytocin hormone, administered as a nasal spray, could be a boon to warring ...

Neglect In Childhood Could Cause Abnormal Behaviour In Adults

... environment. The researchers said that in family-reared children, oxytocin levels go up following physical contact with their mothers. But in the neglected group, the levels stayed the same. Because oxytocin is necessary for forming secure relationships, this might help explain why ...

New Insight To The Role Of Peptide Signals

... role played by alpha-MSH, which is peptide neuro-hormone and can stimulate oxytocin hormone release from the dendrites, while it may block the release of the ... it is important to understand the fine details of dendrite release as the oxytocin hormone is also involved in arousing friendly and motherly feelings. ...

Breast Milk: The Mother of All Milk for Infants

... changing needs at every stage of growth. Dual Gains: Advantage Mother & Child The repetitive suckling of the baby causes the release of oxytocin from the mother's pituitary gland. This hormone apart from triggering the release of milk from the breasts causes contractions in the uterus, which ...

Sex Spell Lasts Two Years Graduating To 'Cuddles' Companionship

... that these passion hormones were replaced with the hormone oxytocin, which is known to promote the need of warmth and togetherness. Incidentally oxytocin levels are high in pregnant and lactating mothers, which throw light on the reasons for desire to cuddle and communicate with a loved one. ...

How a man's mind really works

... sources of conflict between men and women in long-term relationships. The male brain secretes less of the powerful primary bonding chemical oxytocin and less of the calming chemical serotonin than the female brain. So while women find emotional conversations a good way to chill out at the end ...
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