Intranasal oxytocin enhances neural processing of monetary reward and loss in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatized controls.

@article{Nawijn2016IntranasalOE,
  title={Intranasal oxytocin enhances neural processing of monetary reward and loss in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatized controls.},
  author={Laura Nawijn and Mirjam van Zuiden and Saskia B J Koch and Jessie L. Frijling and Dick J. Veltman and Miranda Olff},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={228-37}
}
BACKGROUND Anhedonia is a significant clinical problem in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD patients show reduced motivational approach behavior, which may underlie anhedonic symptoms. Oxytocin administration is known to increase reward sensitivity and approach behavior. We therefore investigated whether oxytocin administration affected neural responses during motivational processing in PTSD patients and trauma-exposed controls. METHODS 35 police officers with PTSD (21 males) and 37… CONTINUE READING
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