The effect of intranasal oxytocin on the perception of affective touch and multisensory integration in anorexia nervosa: protocol for a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study

@inproceedings{Crucianelli2019TheEO,
  title={The effect of intranasal oxytocin on the perception of affective touch and multisensory integration in anorexia nervosa: protocol for a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study},
  author={Laura Crucianelli and Lucy Serpell and Yannis Paloyelis and Lucia Ricciardi and Paul Robinson and Paul M. Jenkinson and Aikaterini Fotopoulou},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2019}
}
INTRODUCTION Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterised by restriction of energy intake, fears of gaining weight and related body image disturbances. The oxytocinergic system has been proposed as a pathophysiological candidate for AN. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide involved in bodily processes (eg, breast feeding) and in the onset of social behaviours (eg, bonding). Studies investigating the effect of intranasal oxytocin (IN-OT) in AN showed that it can improve attentional bias for… CONTINUE READING
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