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Oxytocin Selectively Improves Empathic Accuracy
Observations imply that rather than working universally, oxytocin may selectively facilitate social cognition given certain constraints, which would be consistent with broader interactionist views emphasizing that individual differences in competencies interact with situational variables to determine behavior.
Oxytocin Increases Retention of Social Cognition in Autism
Oxytocin can hinder trust and cooperation in borderline personality disorder.
The data suggest that OXT may impede trust and pro-social behavior depending on chronic interpersonal insecurities, and/or possible neurochemical differences in the OXT system, and suggest a more circumspect answer to the question of who will benefit from OXT.
Intranasal oxytocin versus placebo in the treatment of adults with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized controlled trial
This pilot study suggests that there is therapeutic potential to daily administration of intranasal oxytocin in adults with ASD and that larger and longer studies are warranted.
Effects of oxytocin on recollections of maternal care and closeness
It is found that the effects of oxytocin were moderated by the attachment representations people possess, with less anxiously attached individuals remembering their mother as more caring and close after oxytoc in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover designed study.
Close Relationships and the Working Self-Concept: Implicit and Explicit Effects of Priming Attachment on Agency and Communion
Gender interacted with the attachment prime, such that men primed with a secure relationship reported higher agency than did men primedWith an avoidant (dis-missive or fearful) relationship, whereas women primed with an anxious (preoccupied or fearful).
Is obsessive–compulsive disorder an anxiety disorder?