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Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe

There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers.
The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals.

In brief: Maybe

There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers.
The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals.
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