The Multidimensional Therapeutic Potential of Targeting the Brain Oxytocin System for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.

@article{Bowen2018TheMT,
  title={The Multidimensional Therapeutic Potential of Targeting the Brain Oxytocin System for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.},
  author={Michael T. Bowen and Inga D. Neumann},
  journal={Current topics in behavioral neurosciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={
          269-287
        }
}
The neuropeptide oxytocin is released both into the blood and within the brain in response to reproductive stimuli, such as birth, suckling and sex, but also in response to social interaction and stressors. Substance use disorders, or addictions, are chronic, relapsing brain disorders and are one of the major causes of global burden of disease… CONTINUE READING