The effect of 'two hit' neonatal and young-adult stress on dopaminergic modulation of prepulse inhibition and dopamine receptor density.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A combination of early neurodevelopmental insult(s) and young-adult stress exposure may be involved in the development of schizophrenia. We studied prepulse inhibition (PPI) regulation in rats after an early stress, maternal deprivation, combined with a later stress, simulated by chronic corticosterone treatment, and also determined… CONTINUE READING