This is significant, the team pointed out, in that this is the first indication that Oxytocin may have a part to play when it comes to safely treating social anxiety in individuals who suffer from the condition.
(PRWEB) December 16, 2011
Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, recently reported on the results of a study linking Oxytocin use with reduced social anxiety. According to the Clinic’s blog, psychcentral.com recently published findings on a new study carried out by Concordia University which found that Oxytocin (a naturally occurring hormone in females) if taken intranasally, may help to increase the self-esteem of those who suffer from social anxiety, making it easier to enjoy parties, dating and family gatherings. This is an important finding for those who suffer from mild to severe cases of social anxiety according the staff at Birmingham Maple Clinic, who treat a variety of mental illnesses at their treatment center in Michigan, as the use of Oxytocin could potentially be a drug-free yet effective way to control symptoms in patients who may be faced with anxiety when it comes to attending those holiday parties, New Year’s celebrations and other special occasions.
The expert mental health providers at the Clinic’s Michigan treatment center reported that according to psychcentral.com, participants in the Concordia study self-administered a dose of Oxytocin intranasally and were given a questionnaire containing questions about their current mental state 90 minutes after the dose had been given. The results found that those who received Oxytocin reported feeling more outgoing and open to being social when compared with those who received a placebo. This is significant, the team pointed out, in that this is the first indication that Oxytocin may have a part to play when it comes to safely treating social anxiety in individuals who suffer from the condition.
Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups and the community. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual addiction, post traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit http://www.birminghammaple.com.