Guest editorial: the role of oxytocin in positive affect and drug related reward

Buisman-Pijlman, Femke T.A., Broadbear, Jillian H., and Sarnyai, Zoltán (2014) Guest editorial: the role of oxytocin in positive affect and drug related reward. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour, 119. pp. 1-2.

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Our insight regarding the effects of oxytocin on our brain and behaviour is growing at an astronomical pace. Oxytocin is principally known for its regulatory roles in birth, lactation, and social behaviours. Recent evidence suggests that oxytocin may also be an important modulator of endogenous mood, as well as the rewarding and entactogenic effects of some drugs of abuse. The special issue was built on the research presented in a plenary session at the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society in Hawaii chaired by Femke T.A. Buisman-Pijlman and Jillian H. Broadbear. This special issue will highlight recent developments in our understanding of the role of oxytocin in drug and social rewards and other behaviours related to drug abuse. Additionally, it highlights potential roles for the endogenous oxytocin system, how these might be affected by drug use and how this could affect the susceptibility to drug abuse and dependence. The special issue will present research findings, from animal and human studies, along with current reviews. Together these provide a comprehensive overview of how interactions between oxytocin, neurotransmitters and the stress axis may produce long-term effects on behaviour.

Item ID: 34636
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1873-5177
Keywords: oxytocin, reward, affect
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 05:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1109 Neurosciences > 110903 Central Nervous System @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 10%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) @ 10%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 50%
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