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An Animal Model of Stimulant Psychoses

  • Mathew T. Martin-Iverson
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Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 18)

Abstract

The rationale for animal models of psychomotor stimulant-induced psychosis is both simple and complex. The simple rationale is that, since stimulants induce psychosis, an understanding of the neurochemical effects of stimulants will provide a similar knowledge of the neurochemical basis of psychosis. The most thorough way of determining the neurochemical effects of stimulants is by studying nonhuman animals. Close inspection of each element in this rationale reveals its true complexity.

Keywords

Behavioral Sensitization Behavioral Transition Neurochemical Effect Psychomotor Stimulant Mouth Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathew T. Martin-Iverson
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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