Stanford University: Low Levels Of Hormone Linked To Social Deficit In Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips
24 Jul 2015

Dr. Karen Parker: “Autistic children who had the lowest levels of the  hormone vasopressin (similar to oxytocin) in their blood also had the greatest social impairment.”

This research was  published July 22, 2015 in PLOS ONE.

This finding gives hope that treating low levels of vasopressin in kids with autism, may improve social impairment and poor communication skills.

Our goal in helping individuals with autism target three main concerns:

1- Improve social skills

2- Improve communication capabilities

3- Attaining independence

Source: Read the full research here.

Related topic: Guidelines to diagnose autism.

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