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"Love Hormone" Could Help Anorexics Love Themselves Options
Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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"Love Hormone" Could Help Anorexics Love Themselves

Anorexia nervosa is a devastating, potentially deadly eating disorder characterized by an unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. Only about half of all anorexics make a good, long-term physical and social recovery, but researchers are hoping to improve this statistic with the help of the so-called love hormone, oxytocin. Anorexic patients dosed with oxytocin in two recent studies showed a reduced fixation on images of fattening foods, fat bodies, and negative emotions, suggesting the hormone may be able to help them overcome the obsessions that feed this disorder. More...
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:01:18 AM

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This could have all kinds of mental health benefits
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:42:13 PM

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Great discovery. I hope it works.
Ramth
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