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57th Annual ESPE

Athens, Greece
27 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

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ESPE 2018 57th European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Annual Meeting 27-29 September 2018 Athens, Greece

Plenary Lectures

Oxytocin and the healing power of love

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Oxytocin and the Healing Power of Love

Carter Sue

This presentation will discuss the hormonal and neural mechanisms that support the beneficial and healing effects of loving relationships. Love is deeply biological and has profound effects on our mental and physical health, pervading every aspect of our lives. Without loving relationships or in isolation, humans fail to flourish, even if all of their other basic needs are met. Two neuropeptides, oxytocin and the related molecule, vasopressin, and their receptors, form an inte...