Sharing secrets: oxytocin and trust in schizophrenia.

  title={Sharing secrets: oxytocin and trust in schizophrenia.},
  author={Szabolcs K{\'e}ri and Imre Kiss and Og{\'u}z Kelemen},
  journal={Social neuroscience},
  volume={4 4},
Previous studies indicated that oxytocin plays an important role in human trust, which is impaired in patients with severe mental disorders. In this study, we measured plasma oxytocin levels in patients with schizophrenia (n=50) and in healthy controls (n=50) after neutral and trust-related interpersonal interactions. Trust-related interactions were associated with increased oxytocin levels in controls. This effect was absent in patients with schizophrenia. Low oxytocin levels measured after… CONTINUE READING

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