Friday, April 30, 2010

Drugs are NOT the answer... to relationships

More and more, society seems to think that medication is the answer to every problem. Lack of attention span? Drug. Lack of desire? Drug. Now, doctors are pitching a new drug to make men more sensitive in relationships. The drug is derived from the bloodstream of nursing mothers.

The Cambridge and German scientists gave 24 healthy men nasal sprays containing oxytocin while 24 others received a placebo.

Afterwards the men were shown heart-wrenching photographs including a little girl in tears, a child embracing a cat and a man in mourning, and asked them to describe the level of empathy they felt with those in the pictures.

'The oxytocin group showed significantly higher emotional empathy levels than those men who had taken the placebo,' said Dr Rene Hurlemann, of the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn.

1 comment:

TheXenon360 said...

I agree completely. Thx for posting! -LP