Commentary: Obstetric oxytocin exposure and risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in offspring-case closed

Daniel R. Morales*, Hedvig M. Nordeng

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Synthetic oxytocin has been used in clinical practice for over 40 years to prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. It is indicated for the augmentation and induction of labour in the antenatal setting, and for the prevention and treatment of uterine atony and haemorrhage in the postpartum setting.1 Endogenous oxytocin is involved in the regulation of stress, anxiety, social cognition and behaviours in humans. For years individuals have been debating whether oxytocin has potential harmful effects on child neurodevelopment, either directly by disrupting the oxytocinergic system or indirectly through uterine hyperstimulation and neonatal distress and hypoxia.2 Animal and in vitro studies give some support to these theories....
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Vol/bind50
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)457-458
ISSN0300-5771
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021

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