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Intranasal Oxytocin Improves Emotion Recognition for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
BACKGROUND A diagnostic hallmark of autism spectrum disorders is a qualitative impairment in social communication and interaction. Deficits in the ability to recognize the emotions of others areExpand
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Oxytocin Increases Gaze to the Eye Region of Human Faces
BACKGROUND In nonhuman mammals, oxytocin has a critical role in peer recognition and social approach behavior. In humans, oxytocin has been found to enhance trust and the ability to interpret theExpand
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Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research
A series of studies have reported on the salubrious effects of oxytocin nasal spray on social cognition and behavior in humans, across physiology (e.g., eye gaze, heart rate variability), socialExpand
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Oxytocin Enhances the Encoding of Positive Social Memories in Humans
BACKGROUND In nonhuman mammals, oxytocin has a critical role in social recognition and the development of long-term bonds. There has been limited research evaluating effects of oxytocin on theExpand
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The effects of a course of intranasal oxytocin on social behaviors in youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in oxytocin as a therapeutic to treat social deficits in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a course ofExpand
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of D-Cycloserine Enhancement of Exposure Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
BACKGROUND Pilot research has suggested that D-cycloserine (DCS) enhances treatment outcomes for anxiety disorders when employed as an adjunct to exposure therapy (ET). The aim of this study was toExpand
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The Role of Oxytocin in Human Affect
Social behavior is crucial for day-to-day activities, and oxytocin has emerged as playing a central regulatory role. Oxytocin increases positive social emotions such as trust and altruism, leading toExpand
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Oxytocin decreases methamphetamine self-administration, methamphetamine hyperactivity, and relapse to methamphetamine-seeking behaviour in rats
There is emerging evidence that the neuropeptide oxytocin may be utilised as a treatment for various psychopathologies, including drug addictions. Here we used an animal model to assess whetherExpand
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The Impact of a Single Administration of Intranasal Oxytocin on the Recognition of Basic Emotions in Humans: A Meta-Analysis
Many studies have highlighted the potential of oxytocin (OT) to enhance facial affect recognition in healthy humans. However, inconsistencies have emerged with regard to the influence of OT on theExpand
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Cytokine aberrations in autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The role of non-diagnostic features in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is unclear. Increasing evidence suggests immune system alterations in ASD may be implicated in theExpand
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