Oxytocin spray could be used to treat people with shyness, autism, and other social functioning deficits according to a new study. Researchers from Israel and New York gave a group of 27 healthy men doses of oxytocin nasal spray and then asked them to peform ’emphatic accuracy tests’. Those men who were shy or who had poor social functioning skills found that the spray improved their ability to recognise emotion in others.
Having been diagnosed with autism at 5 years of age, and subsequently suffered from acute shyness since my teens, I have found Liquid Trust’s Oxytocin Spray to be a Godsend. From being awkward and nervous I have become somebody who has no fear in even approaching beautiful woman. I worry less what they will think of me, as I know from repeated experience that I will be able to talk confidently and gain a positive reaction. I trust myself, and they trust me.
Applying the spray is easy too. Rather than having to inhale it directly in your own nose, you simply spray it on your shoulder and neck, so that both yourself and others can inhale it.
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In February, researchers in France reported that patients with high-functioning autism (asperger’s syndrome) were better able to interact socially when given doses of oxytocin nasal spray. Now a second study has appeared to confirm that treating autistic patients with oxytocin hormone can help to alleviate their symptoms. Evdokia Anagnostou, a child neurologist working in Canada, presented her findings last week, claiming that people with autism who were given twice daily doses of oxytocin improved their social cognition and were better able to recognise emotion in others.
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Exciting news came this weekend with the announcement of the strongest research findings yet linking oxytocin nasal spray and the relief of autistic symptoms. After receiving oxytocin via nasal spray, a group of autistic patients become more social and open, according to Elissar Andri, of the French government center for neuroscience research.
Scientists have found that some symptoms of autism can be alleviated by a nasal spray containing oxytocin, the “bonding” hormone. People with autism who inhaled the spray altered their behaviour temporarily, becoming more sociable and trusting.
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Although pharmaceutical oxytocin spray may be some years away, as somebody who has been diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome, I can give you my anecdotal experience with ‘Liquid Trust’ oxytocin nasal spray – a commerical oxytocin spray marketed as a product that leads others to trust you more readily. I first bought Liquid Trust because I had read about oxytocin and the research linking it to the ability to socialize, trust, and bond with others. As this is something I have always had problems with then I thought that this might be worth a go, having already tried a variety of largely unsuccessful medical treatments ranging from seroxat to cognitive therapy. I can honestly say that Liquid Trust has worked better than any previous treatment and when using it, I genuinely do feel more open, sociable, communicative, and trusting of others. And other people do seem to be more trusting and relaxed in my company – I don’t know whether this is because I am more relaxed and sociable or because they too are inhaling the oxytocin spray (as the makers of Liquid Trust intend).
If you are thinking about trying this oxytocin spray as a means of alleviating the symptoms of aspergers syndrome or other social cognitive problem such as social anxiety, bear in mind that Liquid Trust is not intended to be inhaled directly but rather worn like a perfume (although the spray is odourless).
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A new study hasfound that participants with Asperger’s Syndrome (high functioning autism) who were given an oxytocin injection were better able to interpret facial expressions and had more memories of people’s emotional states than those taking a placebo .
Eric Hollander, who led the research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, believes that oxytocin could have an important impact on the core symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders and could form the basis for the first successful medications to treat autistic symptoms.
Oxytocin seems to be the first investigative treatment approach that holds promise for treating core symptoms like social cognition problems.
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An oxytocin study being carried out at the Stanford University School of Medicine hopes to discover what role, if any, the hormone plays in causing autism. The importance of oxytocin in forming social bonds is now widely documented. At this stage, the inference that the ‘trust hormone’ might be lacking or in some way not working effectively in those with autism, is still no more than optimistic speculation. If the researchers do, however, discover some kind of relationship, it is hoped that at the very least, blood tests could be introduced to enable a more objective and earlier diagnosis, and perhaps even the development of the first effective pharmaceutical treatments for autism.
Eric Hollander, a psychiatrist and expert on autism, is to give a talk on the latest research on the possible use of oxytocin in the treatment of autism. Hollander himself has recently led a team of researchers which found that oxytocin enhanced the ability to recognize emotions such as anger or happiness in the tone of a speaker’s voice. The talks will be held at the Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York on November the 12th.