VOX | Oxytocin, the so-called “hug hormone,” is way more sophisticated than we thought

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Published: 15Feb2019

“People with a lot of interpersonal insecurities — whether they have prior experiences with negative relationship, or even in borderline personality disorder, where you have extreme concerns about being abandoned by others — in those individuals, oxytocin [may] amplify those interpersonal fears and concerns,” Jennifer Bartz, a McGill psychologist, told me in 2016.

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