Animal Models in Psychiatry, I

  • Alan A. Boulton
  • Glen B. Baker
  • Mathew T. Martin-Iverson

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Nestor A. Schmauk, Mabel Tyberg
    Pages 67-102
  3. Mathew T. Martin-Iverson
    Pages 103-150
  4. Gaylord D. Ellison
    Pages 151-196
  5. Melvin Lyon
    Pages 197-244
  6. Helen Rosengarten, Jack W. Schweitzer, Arnold J. Friedhoff
    Pages 245-266
  7. W. David Pierce, W. Frank Epling
    Pages 267-311
  8. Joram Feldon, Ina Weiner
    Pages 313-361
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 395-411

About this book


The two Animal Models in Psychiatry volumes are loosely organized by subject. The first volume contains a number of chapters concerned with schizophrenia, psyc- ses, neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesias, and other d- orders that may involve dopamine, such as attention deficit disorder and mania. The second volume deals with affective and anxiety disorders, but also includes chapters on subjects not easily classified as either psychotic, or affective, or an- ety-related, such as aggression, mental retardation, and memory disorders. Four chapters on animal models of schizophrenia or psychoses are included in the present v- ume because of the importance of these disorders in p- chiatry. Likewise, three chapters in the subsequent volume deal with depression. The first of the two volumes begins with an introd- tion by Paul Willner reviewing the criteria for assessing the validity of animal models in psychiatry. He has written - tensively on this subject, and his thorough description of the issues of various forms of validity provides a framework in which to evaluate the subsequent chapters. As will be seen, the remaining chapters in both volumes will refer frequently to these issues. The second chapter, by Melvin Lyon, describes a large number of different procedures that have been p- posed as potential animal models of schizophrenia. This is a departure from the usual format, consisting of detailed - scriptions of specific models.

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan A. Boulton
    • 1
  • Glen B. Baker
    • 2
  • Mathew T. Martin-Iverson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1991
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-198-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-623-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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