ISSN 1671-3710
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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (3): 327-332.

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Methods and Strategies of Anxiety and Depression Animal Models Study

Qi Xiaoli,Lin Wenjuan   

  1. Brain-Behavior Research Center, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2004-10-12 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-05-15 Published:2005-05-15
  • Contact: Lin Wenjuan

Abstract: Anxiety and depression disorders are severe mental diseases threatening humans’ health. Anxiety and depression animal models are applied to emulate humans’ anxiety and depression disorders on animals administrated psychosocial stress, So that their mechanism at cellular, molecular and genetic levels can be found out. Animal models are usually remarked by face validity, construct validity and predictive validity. Although there are some weakness in animal models now used , they have contributed much to the clinic and basic researches.

Key words: psychosocial stress, anxiety, depression, animal model.

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