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Oxytocin Found to Stimulate Social Brain Regions in Children With Autism
New York Times

The hormone oxytocin has been generating excitement — and caution — among people who care about autism. Scientists have been eager to see if oxytocin, which plays a role in emotional bonding, trust and many biological processes, can improve social behavior in people with autism. Some parents of children with autism have asked doctors to prescribe it, although it is not an approved treatment for autism, or have purchased lower-dose versions of the drug over the counter.