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Retraining the RAD Brain

I published a story today in the East Bay Express, called When Love Is Not Enough.

The story uses the experiences of two local families who adopted children from overseas to discuss some of the therapies being used to retrain the brains of kids with attachment disorder, PTSD and other abnormalities of brain development.

I didn't get into the oxytocin response too much -- it's too complicated and not the focus of the story. But you can look at the therapies discussed -- attachment therapy, neurofeedback and neurodevelopmental reprogramming -- as ways of building the oxytocin response in the brain.