, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 160-164

Psychotropic properties of oxytocin

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  1. The neuropeptide oxytocin exerts a pronounced neurotropic effect.

  2. The antidepressive effects of oxytocin revealed experimentally were confirmed in the treatment of the depressive syndrome in people.

  3. The administration of oxytocin to treat persons with schizophrenia showed that it can be used to normalize the emotional status, to eliminate asthenic and apathetic states, as well as a psychic energizer.

Translated from Problemy Endokrinologii, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 37–41, March–April, 1984.