Autism: Oxytocin, serotonin, and social reward

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Abstract

Over 70 years since the first description of the disease, disrupted social behavior remains a core clinical feature of autistic spectrum disorder. The complex etiology of the disorder portends the need for a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that enable social behaviors, particularly those that are relevant to autism which is characterized by a failure to develop peer relationships, difficulty with emotional reciprocity and imitative play, and disrupted language and communication skills. Toward this end, the current review will examine recent progress that has been made toward understanding the neural mechanisms underlying consociate social attachments.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages450-465
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Neuroscience
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2015

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Keywords

  • Autism
  • Nucleus accumbens
  • Oxytocin
  • Plasticity
  • Reward
  • Serotonin
  • Social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Development
  • Social Psychology

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Autism : Oxytocin, serotonin, and social reward. / Dölen, Gül.

In: Social Neuroscience, Vol. 10, No. 5, 03.09.2015, p. 450-465.

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