oxytocin side-effects

Recently, scientists have been working to prove how bad oxytocin is for us, especially for people who don’t suffer from a psychological disorder.

Oxytocin — a love, monogamy, and cuddle hormone — is dangerous, say researchers from Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development. This study was published in the journal of the American Psychological Association, and it shows how too much oxytocin results in oversensitivity to the others’ emotions.

The participants of the study completed a test in which they compared different facial expressions showing several emotional states. As expected, test subjects who had taken oxytocin hormone saw the greater emotional intensity in the faces shown to them.

The study proves that oxytocin ramps up innate social reasoning skills, which results in an emotional oversensitivity and this can be detrimental in those who don’t have any serious social deficiencies, as stated by lead researcher, Christopher Cardoso. Oxytocin does have the potential to help people with autism to overcome social deficits.

Source: Science Daily

  1. October 7, 2017

    It is really an important research so far! I appreciate Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development for their great research. It would bring a great result among people who need information regarding this issue. Now, I am going to share this on my social media to see my friends and followers.

  2. October 8, 2017

    The love hormone, the monogamy hormone, the cuddle hormone, the trust-me drug: oxytocin has many nicknames. That’s because this naturally occurring human hormone has recently been shown to help people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.I have recently heard about this medicine, but didn’t know that it’s overdose may result in over sensitivity to emotions of others.

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