Oxytocin in schizophrenia: a review of evidence for its therapeutic effects.

@article{Macdonald2012OxytocinIS,
  title={Oxytocin in schizophrenia: a review of evidence for its therapeutic effects.},
  author={Kai Macdonald and David Feifel},
  journal={Acta neuropsychiatrica},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          130-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND The suggestion that the neurohormone oxytocin may have clinical application in the treatment of schizophrenia was first published in 1972. Since then, a considerable body of research on a variety of fronts--including several recent double-blind treatment trials-has buttressed these early reports, providing support for the assertion that the oxytocin system is a promising and novel therapeutic target for this devastating malady. Herein, we review the diverse, convergent lines of… CONTINUE READING
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