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PGAD: More Treatments Availaable

In 2009, I published a post about a doctor who claimed to have successfully treated persistent genital arousal disorder, or PGAD, with oxytocin. Since then, I’ve heard from time to time from women who suffer from PGAD, also called PSAS,… Continue reading

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Animal Empathy Sheds Light on Autism

A new study of prairie voles shows that they can not only tell when a member of their family has been hurt, they also show empathy. Prairie voles mate for life and live in family groups (although they may have… Continue reading

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Your Cat Loves You but Your Dog Loves You More

via GIPHY This morning, while I was lying in bed, our cat sat on my chest, purred and licked my face. It’s a cute little quirk that I love about him. I know our cat loves me in his unique… Continue reading

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Marijuana’s happy effects could be due to oxytocin

Admission: I was a hippie (well, a semi-hippie). In the early 1970s I lived in my van, hitchhiked around and asked people on the street, "Do you have a place we can crash?" I still clearly remember a time I… Continue reading

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Prozac During Pregnancy Could Lead to Autism (Vole Study)

Here is a very alarming study from Rebecca Larke, a researcher in Karen Bales’ lab at UC Davis: Female prairie voles that were given fluoxetine (generic Prozac) during pregnancy gave birth to babies that had significant abnormalities in their oxytocin… Continue reading

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