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BACKGROUND A lack of social support and recognition by the environment is one of the most consistent risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and PTSD patients will recover faster with proper social support. The oxytocin system has been proposed to underlie beneficial effects of social support as it is implicated in both social bonding(More)
Background: In popular media and on Internet, the neuropeptide oxytocin is often advertised as a miracle drug that cures all types of disorders, reduces stress, saves marriages, all conveniently with a nasal spray. Here we will present the effects of intranasal oxytocin on brain function in recently traumatized individuals and patients with posttraumatic(More)
E ighty percent of adults experience at least one traumatic event throughout their lives and approximately 10% of them subsequently develop a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; e.g., De Vries & Olff, 2009). Trauma exposure, especially when prolonged and in childhood, may have negative health consequences throughout the lifespan, in severe cases leading(More)
EDITORIAL Posttraumatic stress: state-of-the-art research and clinical implications for China I n a unique collaboration between The Seventh Hospital of Hangzhou, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and the Zhejiang Behavior Medicine Association, the international conference ''Posttraumatic stress: state-of-the-art research and(More)
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