Making room for oxytocin in understanding depression

@article{McQuaid2014MakingRF,
  title={Making room for oxytocin in understanding depression},
  author={R. McQuaid and O. McInnis and A. Abizaid and H. Anisman},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={305-322}
}
  • R. McQuaid, O. McInnis, +1 author H. Anisman
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Depression is accompanied by an array of neurobiological variations, including altered HPA axis activity, monoamine, growth factor and inflammatory immune functioning. In addition, a recent perspective has entertained the possible role for oxytocin in depressive disorders. Given the involvement of oxytocin in prosocial behaviors such as attachment, affiliation, trust, and social support seeking, it is not surprising this neuropeptide might be involved in the development or maintenance of… CONTINUE READING
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