Learning! Using the Chemistry of Love to Treat Autism



Japanese researchers have found that adults with autism are better able to read facial expressions and emotions after receiving a dose of oxytocin (known as the "love hormone" because it's related to emotional connection).

While I'm not going to jump on the "injecting hormones to treat illnesses" bandwagon too quickly, this also sounds like a promising treatment for those who want it!  It also makes some sense, since one of the biggest difficulties with autism is an inability to connect emotionally, that a part of a treatment might include the hormone associated with emotional connection.

Source: US News


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