The Use of an Animal Model to Study Post-Stroke Depression

  • Robert G. Robinson


The development of an animal model of a medical disorder found in humans provides many research advantages over a purely clinical investigation. The specificity of anatomical, biochemical, or physiological changes can be assessed while controlling for numerous other variables which may or may not be associated with the medical condition. There are numerous examples in literature of the value of investigating animal models. Thus it is not surprising that clinically oriented investigators are always in search of animal models of important human disorders.


Nucleus Accumbens Mood Disorder Minor Depression Frontal Pole Hemisphere Lesion 
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