Reference : Oxytocin: From milk ejection to maladaptation in stress response and psychiatric diso...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Psychiatry
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/29090
Oxytocin: From milk ejection to maladaptation in stress response and psychiatric disorders. A psychoneuroendocrine perspective.
English
Scantamburlo, Gabrielle mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques >]
Ansseau, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Psychiatrie et psychologie médicale >]
Geenen, Vincent [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Endocrinologie clinique >]
Legros, Jean-Jacques mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Endocrinologie clinique >]
2009
Annales d'Endocrinologie
Masson
70
6
449-54
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0003-4266
Moulineaux Cedex 9
France
[en] Oxytocin (OT) is implicated in stress reduction as well as in social behavior. It inhibits the stress-induced activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis responsiveness. OT is involved in social affiliation, sexual and maternal-infant binding, anxiety, mood, feeding control and memory. Several lines of evidence suggest a role of OT in psychiatric disorders. Various psychiatric disorders are strongly influenced by social variables, such as panic attacks, depression and early childhood autism, and seem to exhibit a particularly close connection with the brain dynamics that underlie social emotions. This paper proposes an overview of OT in psychiatric disorders through the links with the stress response and prosocial behavior.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/29090
10.1016/j.ando.2009.09.002

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