Australians search for way to make oxytocin work

Scientists are making progress towards the development of an effective way to target oxytocin-producing receptors in the brains of autistic children, says a University of Sydney professor.

A number of oxytocin trials over the past 10 years have shown positive results in treating autism.

But there’s been a lack of progress towards a good way to administer the hormone, says Professor Adam Guastella (pictured), a speaker at a symposium on mental health disorders in children hosted by the university and a researcher on the effects of oxytocin on autistic children.

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