Animal Models: Promises and Problems

  • Conan Kornetsky


The promise that a model of a mental illness holds for us is that once the model has been developed it should be relatively easy to not only determine the etiology of the illness but to effect a cure. The problem is that it is not easy to develop a true model of a mental illness. It could be that animal models are not possible because mental illnesses may be uniquely human disorders.


Homologous Model Antidepressant Drug Heroin Addiction Olfactory Bulbectomy Mesencephalic Reticular Formation 
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