'Love Hormone' linked to autism

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by runawaybunny, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Guest

    'Love Hormone' linked to autism - Examiner

    Scientists call it the "love hormone" because it's released in the body naturally at childbirth -- and during sex. It's oxytocin, a peptide found in the brain that also affects behavior like trust, empathy and generosity - as well as jealousy and gloating.

    Now, oxytocin is being used in trials with young adults (18 and older) who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)), and the results of the trials to date have been truly amazing.
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I can't wait!
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    That's amazing.