‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

July 29, 2014 2:07 PM

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TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.

Known as the "love hormone," oxytocin has been shown to play a role in emotional bonding between lovers, and between mothers and their children.

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