Leandro Dias Department of Biochemistry, KS Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE (Deemed to Be University), Deralakatte, Mangalore, 575018, Karnataka, India.
Isabelle Menezes Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KS Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE (Deemed to Be University), Deralakatte, Mangalore, 575018, Karnataka, India.
The "love hormone," oxytocin, plays a critical role in social bonding, trust, empathy, and emotional connection. This research gives a short outline of the detailed inquiry into "The Role of Oxytocin in Social Bonding and its Potential Therapeutic Applications in Autism." Oxytocin has gained a lot of interest recently for its putative therapeutic benefits, especially in the setting of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an illness marked by difficulty with social interaction and communication. Oxytocin's physiological underpinning is explained, showing its vital part in the intricate dynamics of interpersonal interactions. Our social lives are affected by oxytocin, as indicated by its various impacts on parental bonding, partner bonding, trust, empathy, social recognition, and stress reduction. The research shows that the significant and positive role of oxytocin in social bonding is also therapeutic. Oxytocin-based therapy is being studied as a potential technique for addressing some of the social issues linked to ASD. According to studies, providing oxytocin may improve social skills, lower social anxiety, build parent-child connections, and augment evidence-based behavioral treatment. The therapeutic applications of oxytocin in autism are currently being explored, with varying individual reactions and considerations like dose, safety, and ethics must be considered. Despite these obstacles, oxytocin has the potential to be a significant component to therapy aimed at promoting the social well-being of persons with ASD. The outcome of research outlines the complicated link between oxytocin and social bonding while also underlining the possibility of oxytocin-based therapy to enhance the lives of persons with autism. It underlines the significance of continuous research, ethical problems, and the shared desire for more connected and inclusive futures for persons with autism and their families.
Keywords:Oxytocin (O), Social Bonding (SB), Potential Therapeutic (PT), Applications in Autism (AIA)