Ritualistic chewing behavior induced by mCPP in the rat is an animal model of obsessive compulsive disorder.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, anxiety-producing thoughts accompanied by unwanted, overwhelming urges to perform ritualistic behaviors. Pharmacological treatments for this disorder (serotonin uptake inhibitors) are problematic because there is a 6-8 week delayed onset and half of the patients do not adequately respond… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.01.006


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