Maternal deprivation induces depressive-like behaviours only in female rats.

  title={Maternal deprivation induces depressive-like behaviours only in female rats.},
  author={Vanessa Mourlon and Aur{\'e}lie Baudin and Orianne Blanc and Andrea C Lauber and Bruno Giros and Laurent Naudon and Val{\'e}rie Daug{\'e}},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={213 2},
Maternal deprivation (MD) has been developed to study the effects of early adverse experiences on behaviour and neurobiology. It has been proposed to represent a potential animal model of major depression. The purpose of our study was to examine the responses induced by MD in male and female adult Long-Evans rats in tasks designed to explore depressive-like behaviours (forced swimming test (FST), repeated open space swim test (OSST), sucrose solution consumption) and in the novel object… CONTINUE READING


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