'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Carries Unexpected Side Effect

 

That's because this naturally occurring human hormone has recently been shown to help people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits. As a result, certain psychologists prescribe oxytocin off-label, to treat mild social unease in patients who don't suffer from a diagnosed disorder. But that's not such a good idea, according to researchers at Concordia's Centre for Research in Human Development.