Brian Trainor : Anti-social mice could give clues to depression
February 28, 2011
For the first time, UC Davis psychology researchers have been able to produce a "social withdrawal" syndrome in female rodents. The development could yield new insights into the physical basis of human mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, which are twice as common among women than men.
"Social withdrawal is a common feature of mood disorders," said Brian Trainor, assistant professor of psychology at UC Davis.http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9784