A brief history of oxytocin and its role in modulating psychostimulant effects

  title={A brief history of oxytocin and its role in modulating psychostimulant effects},
  author={D. Carson and A. Guastella and E. Taylor and I. McGregor},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={231 - 247}
  • D. Carson, A. Guastella, +1 author I. McGregor
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Over the past century, the polypeptide oxytocin has played an important role in medicine with major highlights including the identification of its involvement in parturition and the milk let-down reflex. Oxytocin is now implicated in an extensive range of psychological phenomena including reward and memory processes and has been investigated as a treatment for several psychiatric disorders including addiction, anxiety, autism, and schizophrenia. In this review, we first provide an historical… CONTINUE READING
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