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Treating Depression with the Oxytocin
February 24, 2012
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http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/02/20 ... 35027.html

“In humans, oxytocin is released when they hug or experience other pleasant physical touch, and it plays a part in the human sexual response cycle,” said Dr. Kai MacDonald, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Oxytocin seems to change the brain signals responsible for social recognition through facial expressions, says MacDonald, perhaps by changing the firing of the amygdala, the area of the brain that plays a major role in the processing of important emotional stimuli. Therefore, oxytocin in the brain may be a very strong mediator of human social behavior.

“That’s why oxytocin is sometimes called ‘the love hormone,’” said MacDonald. “It’s said that the eyes are the window to the soul… they certainly are the window to the emotional brain. We know that the eye-to-eye communication, which is affected by oxytocin, is critical to intimate emotional communication for all kind of emotions — love, fear, trust, anxiety.”

Previously, UC San Diego researchers discovered that oxytocin could help those with schizophrenia, and MacDonald and colleague David Feifel, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, are now enrolling participants to study its role in clinical depression.

“Studies of blood levels and genetic factors in depressed patients point to the possibility that this natural hormone might play a part in helping clinical depression,” said MacDonald.

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March 28, 2012
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your right that was pointless... I've removed my comment. sorry.

March 28, 2012
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Also not to be confused with oxygen or oxyclean. 😀

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March 28, 2012
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"Nesaie" wrote: They're also using that drug for shyness.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... dence.html

For depression vitamin D3 and B12 are good as well. 😀

Interesting, I'm overdosing on Vitamin D everyday because of a major deficiency. On a hunch my doc tested me and I was deficient of Vitamin D almost entirely. I avoid milk and stay indoors most of the time, so I guess that'll do it. Our primary sources of Vitamin D are milk and sunlight.

The Vitamin D supplements are surprisingly helping with mysterious muscular/nerve pains that I've been living with for decades... I guess that was a big part of the problem.

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March 28, 2012
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:think:

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March 28, 2012
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I am a sun worshipper and a milk and cheese worshipper..so..no vit D issues, here..plus..if you all knew all the suppliments and herbs and shite I take..
yeah..I am one of THOSE
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alos..extra omega 3's fish oil and flax seed are great for depression, as is St. Johns Wort and DHEA

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

March 28, 2012
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But Oxytocin would be far more fun to take, dont yuo think?

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March 30, 2012
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"at1with0" wrote: But Oxytocin would be far more fun to take, dont yuo think?

🙁 You can't be serious :wall:

That has to be one of the most dangerous drugs to start taking to treat anything, especially depression.

Highly addictive, and has lead to serious problems for many, including lying, stealing, losing their jobs to obtain that drug.

It's more of a gateway to serious depression in the long term, and in noway can that ever be considered "fun". :Doh:

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"OraProNobis" wrote: [quote="at1with0"]But Oxytocin would be far more fun to take, dont yuo think?

🙁 You can't be serious :wall:

That has to be one of the most dangerous drugs to start taking to treat anything, especially depression.

Highly addictive, and has lead to serious problems for many, including lying, stealing, losing their jobs to obtain that drug.

It's more of a gateway to serious depression in the long term, and in noway can that ever be considered "fun". :Doh:

You're thinking of oxycontin, aren't you? Different drug.

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"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="OraProNobis"][quote="at1with0"]But Oxytocin would be far more fun to take, dont yuo think?

🙁 You can't be serious :wall:

That has to be one of the most dangerous drugs to start taking to treat anything, especially depression.

Highly addictive, and has lead to serious problems for many, including lying, stealing, losing their jobs to obtain that drug.

It's more of a gateway to serious depression in the long term, and in noway can that ever be considered "fun". :Doh:

You're thinking of oxycontin, aren't you? Different drug.

yep..sure am.. :Doh:

darn dyslexia 🙄

Thanks for setting me straight.

Still not sure its wise to depend too much on drugs to treat depression. To a point perhaps, but I think we can change the chemistry of depression through prayer , and through healthy diet. If drugs are needed for a time, they should not be considered as long term solutions.

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