I recently ran into a patient of mine at the local market. I inquired if she was still with her husband. She had expressed extreme dissatisfaction with him during the last few visits to my Evanston office, complaining he was completely selfish.
During the conversation at the market, my patient informed me that the behavior of her husband completely changed after trying oxytocin. An integrative behavior specialist in Missouri had suggested and prescribed it for him and it made a world of difference.
Oxytocin, (not to be confused with oxycontin, a narcotic) is considered the “love and attachment” hormone. For the most part, It is produced when we breast feed and during orgasm. It is produced at low levels otherwise. However, those with Aspergers and Autism have very low levels or mal-functioning production centers for this brain-targeted hormone.