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Intranasal Oxytocin Improves Emotion Recognition for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Oxytocin Increases Gaze to the Eye Region of Human Faces
Reduced eye gaze explains "fear blindness" in childhood psychopathic traits.
- M. Dadds, Yasmeen El Masry, Subodha Wimalaweera, A. Guastella
- PsychologyJournal of the American Academy of Child and…
- 1 April 2008
Attention to other people's eyes is reduced in young people with high psychopathic traits, thus accounting for their problems with fear recognition, and is consistent with amygdala dysfunction failing to promote attention to emotional salience in the environment.
Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research
Oxytocin Enhances the Encoding of Positive Social Memories in Humans
The effects of a course of intranasal oxytocin on social behaviors in youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized controlled trial.
- A. Guastella, K. Gray, S. Einfeld
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
- 1 April 2015
Although results did not suggest clinical efficacy, further research is needed to explore alternative delivery methods, earlier age of intervention, and the influence of caregiver expectation on treatment response.
Oxytocin decreases methamphetamine self-administration, methamphetamine hyperactivity, and relapse to methamphetamine-seeking behaviour in rats
Cytokine aberrations in autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- A. Masi, D. Quintana, N. Glozier, A. Lloyd, I. Hickie, A. Guastella
- Psychology, BiologyMolecular Psychiatry
- 17 June 2014
A meta-analysis identified significantly altered concentrations of cytokines in ASD compared to HCs, strengthening evidence of an abnormal cytokine profile in ASD where inflammatory signals dominate.
The Role of Oxytocin in Human Affect
A third possible alternative explanation for the impact of oxytocin on negative social emotions is proposed and evidence is reviewed to support the social-approach/withdrawal hypothesis and provide directions for future studies.