Giving 'cuddle hormones' to children with autism can improve social skills, scientists say

Giving children with autism doses of “cuddle hormone” can improve their social skills, research has suggested.

Scientists conducted an experiment where they gave some children doses of oxytocin twice a day for a month.

And they discovered that it could make it easier for some engage socially with other children than they did before the treatment. 

But oxytocin did not reduce repetitive behaviour, another autistic trait, or anxiety.

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10th July 2017
Evening Standard