The Fawn-Hooded (FH/Wjd) rat: a genetic animal model of comorbid depression and alcoholism.

@article{Rezvani2002TheF,
  title={The Fawn-Hooded (FH/Wjd) rat: a genetic animal model of comorbid depression and alcoholism.},
  author={Amir H. Rezvani and Abbas Parsian and David H. Overstreet},
  journal={Psychiatric genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
The Fawn-Hooded (FH/Wjd) rat is an inbred strain of rat that has been reported to exhibit both high immobility in the forced swim test and high voluntary ethanol intake, measures that have been periodically linked with depression and alcoholism in humans. The present paper will first present a survey of the literature and previously unpublished findings that bear on the question of whether FH/Wjd rats should be considered genetic animal models of depression and alcoholism. Subsequently… CONTINUE READING

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