Different effects of subchronic doses of 17-beta estradiol in two ethologically based models of anxiety utilizing female rats.

Estrogen may have differing effects on 'anxiety' responses under different conditions. The current study tested the effects of estrogen on anxiety-like behavior when administered for 6-7 days in ovariectomized (OVX) female rats. Two animal paradigms were utilized; the elevated plus maze (EPM), measuring changes in innate fear of exploration of open spaces… CONTINUE READING