Oxytocin indexes relational distress following interpersonal harms in women

@article{Tabak2011OxytocinIR,
  title={Oxytocin indexes relational distress following interpersonal harms in women},
  author={Benjamin A. Tabak and Michael E McCullough and Angela Szeto and Armando Mendez and P. M. McCabe},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={115-122}
}
The hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin, known for its involvement in social affiliation and bonding in animals, has recently been associated with a host of prosocial behaviors that are beneficial for maintaining positive social relationships in humans. Paradoxically, however, people with high endogenous levels of oxytocin also tend to report relational distress and interpersonal difficulties in their everyday lives. To address these contradictory findings, oxytocin reactivity was measured in… CONTINUE READING
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