As an alternative, we could continue to approach disorders of behavioral developmentas if nothing were known about epigenetic links between nature and nuture.
a molecule similar to GnRH is essential to nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled reproduction in all species, including C. elegans.
Patisaul et al (2012) makes it clearer the “The role of oxytocin, for example, must be explained in the context of how pheromones, food odors, and endocrine disruptors epigenetically effect sociosexual behavior.”
I will not dismiss the potential importance of oxytocin to effective treatment despite the fact that the mechanisms of its effectiveness remain unknown.
The obvious role of odors, like smoke odor, in PTSD suggests that we welcome Dr. Nemeroff back
Suddenly, we then have the automagical affects of oxytocin on behavior with no need for social neuroscience.