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Oxytocin and Bonding in a New Family

Oxytocin and Bonding in a New Family July 03, 2011 I recently adopted a kitten that I gave to my girlfriend for her birthday.  At only seven weeks old, the kitten was timid in his new home initially.  Being separated from his mother for the first time in his life,

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New Study: Oxytocin as a moderator of hypnotizability

New Study: Oxytocin as a moderator of hypnotizability June 30, 2011 New South Wales, Australia, Oxytocin, the hormone of love, bonding, protection, and empathy was the subject of a new oxytocin and hypnosis study. The study involving 40 men, was designed to determine if higher oxytocin levels increased their hypnotizability.

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Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum Depression

Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum Depression June 28, 2011 A recent study demonstrated that pregnant women with low oxytocin have a higher risk of postpartum depression. This should come as a surprise to no one. Studies have already demonstrated that low oxytocin release inhibits happy parenting. High oxytocin the opposite.

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