Animal behavioural studies in the evaluation of antidepressant drugs.

  title={Animal behavioural studies in the evaluation of antidepressant drugs.},
  author={M. H. Thi{\'e}bot and Peter Martin and Alain J. Puech},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
Animal behavioural models of psychiatric disorders cannot exactly simulate human psychopathology, but they can be used to evaluate the behavioural changes induced by drugs and to suggest hypotheses about the functions of the CNS and its involvement in psychiatric disorders. This should lead to a more heuristic classification of psychotropic drugs and to clarification of their therapeutic possibilities. The following animal models simulate aspects of depressive disorders and are sensitive to the… CONTINUE READING


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