Social functioning in autism and oxytocin

Study author Professor Mark Dadds from the University of NSW school of psychology where the study was conducted, said many parents of children with autism were already using oxytocin nasal spray.

The double blind study was conducted in 38 boys aged seven to 16 with autism spectrum disorder, who lived in the study centre for five days with their parents and were administered intranasal placebo or oxytocin daily on four days.

Compared to placebo, boys given oxytocin did not significantly improve

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