Is it possible to predict the activity of a new antidepressant in animals with simple psychopharmacological tests?

Behavioural tests for predicting antidepressant activity in the animal provide a closer approximation than other tests of states of depression in man but are often long and costly to perform (except the behavioural despair test). The tests proposed here presuppose a pharmacological interaction (except the Porsolt test) but are simple enough to allow… CONTINUE READING