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Hormone widely used as an autism treatment shows no benefit

5 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study.
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Oxytocin does not appear to overcome social deficits in children with ASD, study suggests

5 days ago   |   By News Medical

Regular doses of the hormone oxytocin do not appear to overcome deficits in social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder , suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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