Health: Nasal Spray Could Be Used to Treat Autism within 5 Years

تم نشره في Tue 16 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Spray to treat some issues of Autism

A nasal spray could become a ground-breaking new treatment for autism that has already shown increased levels of responsiveness and awareness from trial patients.

A synthetically made version of oxytocin, also known as the 'cuddle hormone', will allow individuals with autism to become more social and has proved to have incredible results.

Professor Adam Guastella from the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, who is leading the project, has said trials had proved to be extremely promising so far.

'The sorts of results that we have in our trials suggest children show more responsiveness and awareness of the important social information in a relationship,' Prof Guastella told 9News.

'They seem to be able to remember that information more effectively.'

Autism spectrum disorder and autism are both general terms for a complex group of disorders that affect brain development.

It is characterised with varying degrees of difficulties in social interaction both verbal and non-verbal.

(Daily Mail Online)