October 18, 2017

PET study shows oxytocin failing to aid serotonin in the autistic brain

The “cuddle hormone” and neurotransmitter oxytocin, which has been shown to improve social skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), does not boost beneficial serotonin activity in these patients as it clearly does in their non-autistic peers, according to a PET-based study conducted at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in Lyon, France. {read more here}