How can oxytocin help treat depression?

Kent Holtorf, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
The hormone oxytocin, given by injection or via nasal spray, can be very effective treatment for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Oxytocin is the trust hormone, being secreted by the pituitary gland in conjunction with close personal interactions and child birth to build that sense of closeness and bonding. It is generally without any side effects, but its benefits are generally unknown by most physicians. It can cure social phobias and be very effective for depression, anxiety and PTSD.

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