Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 160–164

Psychotropic properties of oxytocin

  • V. D. Bakharev
  • S. M. Tikhomirov
  • T. K. Lozhkina
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01186517

Cite this article as:
Bakharev, V.D., Tikhomirov, S.M. & Lozhkina, T.K. Neurosci Behav Physiol (1986) 16: 160. doi:10.1007/BF01186517

Conclusions

  1. 1.

    The neuropeptide oxytocin exerts a pronounced neurotropic effect.

     
  2. 2.

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

     
  3. 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.

     

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. D. Bakharev
    • 1
  • S. M. Tikhomirov
    • 1
  • T. K. Lozhkina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Normal Physiology, S. M. Kirov Military Medical AdacemySkvortsov-Stepanov Psychiatric Hospital No. 3Leningrad