Modeling socially anhedonic syndromes: genetic and pharmacological manipulation of opioid neurotransmission in mice

@inproceedings{Cinque2012ModelingSA,
  title={Modeling socially anhedonic syndromes: genetic and pharmacological manipulation of opioid neurotransmission in mice},
  author={Claudia Cinque and S Pondiki and Diego Oddi and M G Di Certo and S. Marinelli and Antonella Troisi and Anna Moles and Ferdinando D'Amato},
  booktitle={Translational Psychiatry},
  year={2012}
}
Social anhedonia, or the diminished capacity to experience pleasure and reward from social affiliation, is a major symptom of different psychiatric disorders, including some forms of infantile autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. The brain opioid hypothesis of social attachment is a promising model for achieving insights into how neurobiological and developmental factors contribute to the regulation of social reward. In this study, genetic knocking-out and naltrexone (NTRX) treatment… CONTINUE READING
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