Oxytocin Administration to Parent Enhances Infant Physiological and Behavioral Readiness for Social Engagement
Biological Psychiatry, 07/17/2012
Weisman O et al. – Results are the first to demonstrate that oxytocin (OT) administration to one attachment partner can have parallel effects on the other and underscore the role of OT in the cross–generation transmission of human social participation. Findings have translational implications for conditions associated with early risk for social–emotional growth, including autism and prematurity, without the need to administer drugs to young infants.