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Can the love hormone treat PTSD?


People who are abused as children can face life-long health and social problems. Many struggle despite cognitive behavioural therapy, anti-depressants and the like. How much faith should we place in the new frontier of psychiatric medicine? The drug more often associated with motherhood – oxytocin – is showing promise in the laboratory. Can the ‘love hormone’ alleviate the impacts of childhood trauma?



by ABC Radio