Relieving Anxiety with Tailored Oxytocin Treatments

Want a hug? Researchers have been testing ways to deliver oxytocin into the bloodstream to help people deal with anxiety.

Want a hug?

๐Ÿงช Researchers have been testing ways to deliver oxytocin into the bloodstream to help relieve anxiety in people.

๐Ÿ’ž Oxytocin is known as the love hormone because of its release when people are socially bonding, helping you “feel good” about a situation.

๐Ÿ”ฎ After observing intravenous, nasal spray, and nebulizer methods, they found the pathways through which the human body delivers each method. Then, each were analyzed for their efficacy.

Tailored delivery methods

๐Ÿฅฐ By tailoring delivery methods to individuals, oxytocin treatments should become more effective. Good thing, too – with everyone in isolation, it will be harder to get so many hugs. ๐Ÿ’œ

๐ŸŒบ What do you think? How do you activate YOUR oxytocin? How are you bonding with others during isolation?

Original Research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14845-5

Published by Gee Abraham

Gee is a writer and editor with a background in materials science, having authored numerous reports, technical notes, articles, manuals, and presentations in the field. An experienced content developer for complex STEM topics, Gee is also an editor or reviewer for three peer-reviewed scientific journals, a contributor to two O'Reilly design books, and editor of three small business blogs.

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