Birth Insult Alters Dopamine-Mediated Behavior in a Precocial Species, the Guinea Pig: Implications for Schizophrenia

@article{Vaillancourt2000BirthIA,
  title={Birth Insult Alters Dopamine-Mediated Behavior in a Precocial Species, the Guinea Pig: Implications for Schizophrenia},
  author={Cathy Vaillancourt and Patricia Boksa},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={654-666}
}
Schizophrenia is associated with increased birth complications, suggesting that birth complications might alter CNS dopaminergic activity later in life. In rats, Caesarean section (C-section) birth can produce long term changes in dopaminergic biochemistry and behavior. However rat brain is somewhat immature compared to human brain at birth. The current study tested if mild birth complications also alter dopamine-mediated function in a species with a more mature CNS at birth, the guinea pig. As… CONTINUE READING
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