Oxytocin: a therapeutic target for mental disorders

@article{Matsuzaki2012OxytocinAT,
  title={Oxytocin: a therapeutic target for mental disorders},
  author={Mitsuhiro Matsuzaki and H. Matsushita and K. Tomizawa and Hideki Matsui},
  journal={The Journal of Physiological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={62},
  pages={441-444}
}
  • Mitsuhiro Matsuzaki, H. Matsushita, +1 author Hideki Matsui
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Physiological Sciences
  • We review here that oxytocin (OT) is released into blood and within distinct brain regions in response to stressful and social stimuli, and has been shown to have an antidepressant-like effect in animal studies. Clinical reports suggest OT to be a promising drug for psychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and autism. OT may also have therapeutic potential in the treatment of major depressive disorders, even though OT administered into blood does not readily… CONTINUE READING
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