Twice daily long maternal separations in Wistar rats decreases anxiety-like behaviour in females but does not affect males.

@article{Eklund2006TwiceDL,
  title={Twice daily long maternal separations in Wistar rats decreases anxiety-like behaviour in females but does not affect males.},
  author={Malin B Eklund and Lotta Arborelius},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={172 2},
  pages={278-85}
}
Prolonged daily separations of rat pups from their mother have been reported to increase anxiety-like behaviour in adult offspring. However, there are an increasing number of studies not showing this. It has been proposed that the effect of long maternal separation (LMS) is partly due to the disruption of maternal care caused by the separations. The aim of… CONTINUE READING