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Description - The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg

From the world's leading authority on oxytocin, a ground-breaking look at "the love hormone" and its role in everything from childbirth and bonding to human relationships . In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the "fight or flight" systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor , by Dr. Kerstin Uvns-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738207483
ISBN-10: 0738207489
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 143mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg

Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known scientist at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She lectures frequently in the United States and all over the world.

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Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg
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