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Oxytocin, high-fives, and performance by pathologystudent Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 11:39am Okay, so this post is more about being a student than it is about the study of pathology. Bear with me: there is important information here! Of the two hormones produced by the posterior pituitary (oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone), the more interesting by far is oxytocin. Called the “cuddle hormone,” it has been shown to mediate tr ... Read on »
Anti-Stress, Growth, Healing, Well-being and Oxytocin -- Recent Research and Hypotheses by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sat 13 Oct 2012 6:13am View from a walking  path in Century ParkShanghai, China Hunter's Trance Link to Oxytocin? 'He [Edward O. Wilson, Harvard evolutionary biologist] called this state the “hunter’s trance”, connecting it to the anecdotal reports of many hunters and argued that the ability to enter such a trance is connected to humans’ enormous e ... Read on »
The science of touch by Alexander Kjerulf (The Chief Happiness Officer) Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Feb 2010 3:13am The NYTimes has an excellent article that looks at what happens when people touch and concludes that: Momentary touches — whether an exuberant high five, a warm hand on the shoulder, or a creepy touch to the arm — can communicate an even wider range of emotion than gestures or expressions, and sometimes do so more quickly and accurat ... Read on »
What To Do If You're Touch-Starved Within A Relationship by Sam .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:23pm In keeping with our Valentines theme, we're going to look at getting touch needs met within a relationship.  Here are snippets from an article by emotional intimacy educator, Ellen Eatough, which describes a touch rut that couples may find themselves in.  Many people in long-term relationships fall into a "touch trap". They get into a patter ... Read on »
Better Mothering Through Oxytocin? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm Oxytocin may attain more visibility in both hormonal and behavioral therapy in the near future, following a recently released essay discussing the effects of the hormone itself and of regulator chemicals that can greatly modify behavior. Pharyngula summarizes and discusses some of the findings. Normally recognized for its effect on moth ... Read on »
"The Rescuing Hug"- The Healing Power of Touch by Mind Body Spirit .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm There's nothing like a good, hearty hug to make you feel warm, protected and loved, no matter who the giver is. There's something very healing about hugs, especially when we are lonely, depressed or stressed. And even though most of us can attest to that fact, without proof from the scientific community, there have been research studies ... Read on »
Exploring the release of the hor ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Exploring the release of the hormone to potentially see if there can be any impact with emotional patterns of those with psychiatric problems...BD  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine are studying whether the brain hormone released with touches, hugs, or when a mother and her newborn baby bond m ... Read on »
Mother’s voice lowers cortisol, boosts oxytocin by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 16 May 2010 12:00am Wisc.edu - What Madison Avenue knew decades ago has been observed in brain chemistry. Hearing your mother’s voice via a simple phone call from mom can calm frayed nerves by sparking the release of a powerful stress-quelling hormone, oxytocin, a ... Read on »
IMFAR 2012 Preconference Highlights: Oxytocin, IPADs and the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 May 2012 7:32am Yesterday was a busy day at the IMFAR 2012 Preconference sessions. Although described as a Preconference the days events were packed with information and persons in attendance had to use their time carefully, whether they were suffering from jet lag or not, to maximize their participation.  The highlights of my day at the Pre-Conference were: ... Read on »
Are We Pre-Programmed to Be Happy? by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 26 Jul 2012 2:43am I think we can all agree that a basic goal in life is the attainment of happiness, that mind state characterized by positive and pleasant thoughts and emotions. But how do we become happy? By definition, happiness requires some type of pleasure to be present. We need good feelings and good physical sensations. Furthermore, the pleasure must com ... Read on »