Dec 12, 2013 ... But Shkreli says the schizophrenia opportunity comes first. Scientists haven't even figured out good enough tests to measure autism symptoms, ...
Jun 11, 2013 ... Treating autism continues to be a major challenge with few medications making any difference to its core symptoms, namely social impairment, ...
Feb 7, 2008 ... “That's why oxytocin is sometimes called 'the love hormone,'”said MacDonald. ... He adds that people with schizophrenia or autism often avoid eye-to-eye ... increase the level of trust or emotional contact between patient and physician, ... “ We want to know if oxytocin can also impact social and emotional ...
Dec 5, 2010 ... Researchers are now investigating oxytocin's potential as a therapy for a variety of ... and anxiety, and improve social abilities among those with autism. .... And oxytocin's trust effect could help those with schizophrenia, making ...
Research does link it to increased trust, social bonding and even a ... it could help treat mental health disorders, including autism, social anxiety disorder and schizophrenia. ... That makes oxytocin researchers nervous. ... Her work on oxytocin suggests that the hormone is high in women whose relationships are in distress.
If hormones could win popularity contests, oxytocin might well be queen of the day. ... can induce different feelings such as trust and generosity (see "Can oxytocin promote ... support for the use of oxytocin in the treatment of autism," the authors write. ... possible applications to social anxiety, schizophrenia and depression.
Human studies have confirmed oxytocin's role as a social hormone, ... increases trust behavior in a money-transferring game, increases the ability ... impact social functioning, such as autism, schizophrenia, and depression. .... The authors report a Time×Treatment×Order effect for a comprehension of affective speech score.
Dec 1, 2010 ... The hormone oxytocin, which is known to be important in trust, may ... of the brain mechanisms that serve to make us happy," said Paul Zak, ... The participants could then return to the stranger a portion of the ... Pharmalittle: Supermarkets are trusted more than pharma; England tries a 'pay-as-you-cure' deal.
Jan 10, 2012 ... Dose of 'love hormone' that makes monkeys more generous with their ... could eventually lead to effective therapy for autism, schizophrenia ... The oxytocin seemed to give the monkeys increased trust and better social skills.