Intranasal oxytocin in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders: A multilevel meta-analysis

Our findings suggest that oxytocin administration can be regarded as an effective treatment for some core aspects of autism spectrum disorders, especially in the domain of social functioning, highlighting the promise of using oxytocin as a new-generation therapeutic to address core social impairments in ASD

Yi Huang; Xin Huang; Richard P. Ebstein; Rongjun Yu

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Oxytocin administration is an effective treatment for some core aspects of autism spectrum disorders
  • Intranasal oxytocin has been shown to promote social functioning and has recently been applied as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders
  • Oxytocin administration is an effective treatment for some core aspects of ASD
  • Our findings suggest that oxytocin administration can be regarded as an effective treatment for some core aspects of ASD, especially in the domain of social functioning, highlighting the promise of using oxytocin as a new-generation therapeutic to address core social impairments in ASD

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