Oxytocin receptor gene variation predicts subjective responses to MDMA

AK Bershad, JJ Weafer, MG Kirkpatrick… - Social …, 2016 - Taylor & Francis


Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA,“ecstasy”) enhances desire to socialize and feelings of empathy, which are thought to be related to increased oxytocin levels. Thus, variation in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) may influence responses to the drug. Here …

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