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The Neuropeptide Oxytocin Facilitates Pro-Social Behavior and Prevents Social Avoidance in Rats and Mice
Social avoidance and social phobia are core symptoms of various psychopathologies but their underlying etiology remains poorly understood. Therefore, this study aims to reveal pro-social effects ofExpand
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Effects of early life stress on adult male aggression and hypothalamic vasopressin and serotonin
Early life stress in humans enhances the risk for psychopathologies, including excessive aggression and violence. In rodents, maternal separation is a potent early life stressor inducing long‐lastingExpand
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Opposite effects of maternal separation on intermale and maternal aggression in C57BL/6 mice: Link to hypothalamic vasopressin and oxytocin immunoreactivity
Early life stress, in particular child abuse and neglect, is an acknowledged risk factor for the development of pathological anxiety and aggression. In rodents, 3-h daily maternal separation (MS)Expand
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Maternal separation enhances offensive play-fighting, basal corticosterone and hypothalamic vasopressin mRNA expression in juvenile male rats
Early life stress is a risk factor for altered adult emotionality including impaired social behavior, enhanced aggression and violence. These behavioral deficits most likely have an earlier onset inExpand
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Long-term effects of social stress on brain and behavior: a focus on hippocampal functioning
In order to study mechanisms involved in the etiology of human affective disorders, there is an abundant use of various animal models. Next to genetic factors that predispose for psychopathologies,Expand
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Early life stress, the development of aggression and neuroendocrine and neurobiological correlates: What can we learn from animal models?
  • A. Veenema
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
  • 1 October 2009
Early life stress (child and adolescent abuse, neglect and trauma) induces robust alterations in emotional and social functioning resulting in enhanced risk for the development of psychopathologiesExpand
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Maternal separation interferes with developmental changes in brain vasopressin and oxytocin receptor binding in male rats
Brain vasopressin V(1A) receptors (V(1A)-R) and oxytocin receptors (OT-R) are important modulators of social behaviors. We recently showed that exposure to maternal separation (MS; 3 h daily,Expand
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Genetic Selection For Coping Style Predicts Stressor Susceptibility
Genetically selected aggressive (SAL) and nonaggressive (LAL) male wild house‐mice which show distinctly different coping styles, also display a differential regulation of theExpand
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Distinct correlations of vasopressin release within the lateral septum and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis with the display of intermale aggression
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been implicated in a wide variety of social behaviors ranging from affiliation to aggression. However, the precise functional involvement of AVP in intermale aggressionExpand
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Central vasopressin and oxytocin release: regulation of complex social behaviours.
The neuropeptides arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OXT) are acknowledged as important modulators of diverse social behaviours. Here we discuss recent studies using intracerebral microdialysisExpand
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