The role of oxytocin in mother-infant relations: a systematic review of human studies.

@article{Galbally2011TheRO,
  title={The role of oxytocin in mother-infant relations: a systematic review of human studies.},
  author={Megan Galbally and Andrew J. Lewis and Marinus H. Van Ijzendoorn and Michael J Permezel},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          1-14
        }
}
  • Megan Galbally, Andrew J. Lewis, +1 author Michael J Permezel
  • Published in Harvard review of psychiatry 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Oxytocin is associated with the establishment and quality of maternal behavior in animal models. Parallel investigations in humans are now under way. This article reviews the current research examining the role of oxytocin in mother-infant relations, attachment, and bonding in humans. METHODS A systematic search was made of three electronic databases and other bibliographic sources for published research studies that examined oxytocin and mother-infant relations in humans… CONTINUE READING

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