• Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism, study finds

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Daily intranasal therapy with the hormone oxytocin did not appear to improve social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder, according to an NIH-funded study, contradicting smaller studies supporting its off-label use.
    The new finding, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, is from a 24-week, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial of intranasal oxytocin that enrolled 290 children aged 3 to 17 years and randomly assigned them in a 1:1 ratio to receive oxytocin or placebo intranasally up to twice daily.
    Just more than 48% of trial participants included in the efficacy
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  • Hormone Widely Used as an Autism Treatment Shows No Benefit

    Hormone Widely Used as an Autism Treatment Shows No Benefit

    8 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Multicenter study finds that oxytocin was safe, but ineffective at boosting social skills among children with autism.
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