Effects of chronic and acute stressors and CRF on depression-like behavior in mice.


The effects of chronic footshock (CFS) on behavioral responses of CD1 mice to acute footshock and restraint were studied in tests commonly used to assess antidepressant treatments. Adult male mice were subjected to 20 min of footshock daily for 14-16 days, and then tested in the tail suspension test (TST) and the forced swim test (FST). CFS treatment did… (More)