Anhedonia but not passive floating is an indicator of depressive-like behavior in two chronic stress paradigms.

@article{Stepanichev2016AnhedoniaBN,
  title={Anhedonia but not passive floating is an indicator of depressive-like behavior in two chronic stress paradigms.},
  author={Mikhail Yu Stepanichev and Anna O Tishkina and Margarita R Novikova and Irina P Levshina and Sofiya V Freiman and Mikhail V. Onufriev and Olga A Levchenko and Natalia A. Lazareva and Natalia V. Gulyaeva},
  journal={Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis},
  year={2016},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={324-333}
}
Depression is the most common form of mental disability in the world. Depressive episodes may be precipitated by severe acute stressful events or by mild chronic stressors. Studies on the mechanisms of depression require both appropriate experimental models (most of them based on the exposure of animals to chronic stressors), and appropriate tests for assessment of depressive states. In this study male Wistar rats were exposed to two different chronic stress paradigms: an eight-week chronic… CONTINUE READING