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oxy-all-mgHealthDay (5/18, Preidt) reported that Swiss researchers say their new research suggests that “oxytocin may help make it easier for couples to discuss difficult issues.” After being given oxytocin or a placebo intranasally, couples in the study “had a conflict discussion in the laboratory. Compared to participants who received the placebo, those who were given oxytocin communicated more positively and had lower stress levels.” Researchers noted in the journal Biological Psychiatry that oxytocin “might help us to pronounce the effects of standard treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, by possibly making the benefits of social interaction more accessible to the individual. But it probably will not replace these standard treatments.”

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