Can oxytocin help against loneliness?

Jana Lieberz - was able to show together with an international team that the &rs
Jana Lieberz - was able to show together with an international team that the ’cuddle hormone’ can reduce the feeling of loneliness in the short term. © Photo: UKB all’images in original size All rights reserved!
Loneliness is not a disease. And yet it is a significant health problem. Depression, heart disease or dementia - people who are permanently lonely have a higher risk of becoming ill. The team led by Jana Lieberz from the University Hospital Bonn (UKB), who also conducts research at the University of Bonn, and Dirk Scheele (Ruhr University Bochum) have investigated how loneliness can be specifically combated. In a controlled study, in which the universities of Oldenburg, Bochum, Freiburg and Haifa (Israel) were also involved, 78 women and men who felt lonely were given the so-called "cuddle hormone" oxytocin as a nasal spray. ...
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