Oxytocin Levels Predict Social Cognition Impairment in Schizophrenia

A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found a significant association between the neuropeptide oxytocin and social cognition in individuals with schizophrenia and healthy controls. This finding highlights the importance of endogenous oxytocin levels as a biological predictor of social cognition, regardless of clinical status.


My result from Promothease.


Magnitude: 2.8

Lack of empathy? You have a SNP in the oxytocin receptor which may make you less empathetic than most people. When under stress you may have more difficulty recognizing the emotional state of others which impacts loneliness, parenting, and socializing skills.

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I wonder if I have low oxytocin levels. :thinking: