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Effects of Oxytocin on Behavior and Physiology in a Psychotherapy Setting

2014-07-24 14:06:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Subjects—currently in outpatient mental health care--will participate in 2 psychotherapy sessions, one with oxytocin spray and one with placebo spray. Sessions will be videotaped, and cortisol and heart rate will be measured. We hypothesize that oxytocin will have positive benefits on nonverbal behavior in the therapy session, as well as have positive effects on subjective anxiety, cortisol and heart rate.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Behavior

Intervention

intranasal oxytocin, placebo

Location

Kai MacDonald, MD 3368 2nd Ave Ste B
San Diego
California
United States
92103

Status

Recruiting

Source

MacDonald, Kai, M.D.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:06:58-0400

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