The relation between #oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms, adult attachment and #Instagram sociability: An exploratory analysis

AbstractOxytocin is a primary neuropeptide which coordinates affiliative behavior. Previous researchers pointed to the association between genetic vulnerability on Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) and environmental factors (e.g., social relationships) to comprehend social behavior. Although an extensive knowledge of in-person social interactions has been obtained, little is known about online sociability. A gene-environment perspective is adopted …

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Behavioral effects of multiple-dose #oxytocin treatment in #autism: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial with long-term follow-up

Intranasal administration of the β€œprosocial” neuropeptide oxytocin is increasingly explored as a potential treatment for targeting the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).. ..Among the secondary outcome measures, treatment-specific improvements were identified in the Repetitive Behavior Scale and State Adult Attachment Measure, indicating reductions in self-reported repetitive behaviors (p = .04) and reduced feelings …

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