Effects of prenatal stress on anxiety and social interactions in adult rats.

@article{Patin2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prenatal stress on anxiety and social interactions in adult rats.},
  author={Val{\'e}ry Patin and Brigitte Lordi and Annick Vincent and Jasper C. Caston},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={2005},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={
          265-74
        }
}
Deficits in social behavior are found in several neuro-psychiatric disorders with a presumed developmental origin. The aim of the present study is to determine if prenatal stress at a given day of gestation alters social behavior in adult offspring. Pregnant rats were exposed to an acute stress (presence of a cat) either at the 10th (S10), the 14th (S14) or the 19th (S19) gestational day. When adult, their offsprings were studied in anxiety, neophobic and social behaviors. The results showed… CONTINUE READING

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