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New Nasal Spray with Oxytocin could help people with Schizophrenia


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That is really exciting im definately going to keep an eye on the development of this as a naturally occuring hormone Oxytocin therapy would be a lot safer than synthetic drugs to treat social anxiety and maybe also aggression and paranoia towards other people and could be revolutionary for not just one or two mental disorders but for for people who have social anxiety for whatever reason . so exciting thanks for posting this :slight_smile:


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An opportunity to participate in a study related to this:

Researchers at the San Francisco VA (4150 Clement Street) are looking for volunteers for a research study.

Our study is interested in researching the effects of oxytocin on improving the social cognitive abilities of patients with schizophrenia. We are specifically looking for volunteers who have been officially diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform, or schizoaffective disorder.

The research study involves:

  1. A series of computer tasks after receiving an intranasal spray.
  2. One assessment session of your psychiatric history to confirm your diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniform, or schizoaffective disorder (this will be on a separate day from your testing sessions on the computer).
  3. Two 4-hour testing sessions.
  4. An intranasal spray of oxytocin, a natural hormone that is very safe, or placebo.

Compensation is $45 for the first day of the study and $45 for the second day of the study with a $10 bonus if you complete both parts. On the formal assessment day you will be paid $10-$40 depending on the assessments or procedures needed. Overall, you can make at least $120 and up to $150 for the entire study.

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