Early maternal deprivation as an animal model for schizophrenia

@article{Ellenbroek2003EarlyMD,
  title={Early maternal deprivation as an animal model for schizophrenia},
  author={Bart A Ellenbroek and Marco Andrea Riva},
  journal={Clinical Neuroscience Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={297-302}
}
Since the aetiology and the neuropathology of schizophrenia still largely eludes us, the development of animal models for this severe psychiatric disease has remained a difficult undertaking. As a consequence of this, there is no ‘best’ animal model for schizophrenia. Nonetheless, the models which focus on the neurodevelopmental hypothesis have so far been the most successful. One of these is the maternal deprivation (MD) model in which young rats are separated from their mothers for a single… CONTINUE READING
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