The role of oxytocin in mothers' theory of mind and interactive behavior during the perinatal period.

Abstract

The present longitudinal study examined the relations between plasma oxytocin, theory of mind, and maternal interactive behavior during the perinatal period. A community sample of women was assessed at 12-14 weeks gestation, 32-34 weeks gestation, and 7-9 weeks postpartum. Oxytocin during late pregnancy was significantly positively correlated with a measure… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.06.003

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