Sex differences in animal models of psychiatric disorders.

@article{Kokras2014SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in animal models of psychiatric disorders.},
  author={N Kokras and Christina Dalla},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 20},
  pages={4595-619}
}
Psychiatric disorders are characterized by sex differences in their prevalence, symptomatology and treatment response. Animal models have been widely employed for the investigation of the neurobiology of such disorders and the discovery of new treatments. However, mostly male animals have been used in preclinical pharmacological studies. In this review, we highlight the need for the inclusion of both male and female animals in experimental studies aiming at gender-oriented prevention, diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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