Could intranasal oxytocin be used to enhance relationships? | couple counselling |

Well-functioning romantic relationships are important for long-termhealth and well-being, but they are often difficult to sustain. This difficulty arises (in part)because of an underlying tension between our psychobiological natures, culture/environment,and modern love and relationship goals. One possible solution to this predicament is tointervene at the level of psychobiology, enhancing partners’ interpersonal connection throughneurochemical modulation. This article focuses on a single, promising biobehavioral sub-system for such intervention: the attachment system, based largely upon the expression of theneuropeptide oxytocin. Could the exogenous administration of oxytocin—under the rightconditions—be used to facilitate relational or marital well-being?

Via Jerónimo M.M.