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Preclinical contract research: animal models of neurological disorders:

Preclinical Depression/Anxiety models

The following animal models of anxiety and depression are available in the laboratories of NDI neuroscientists for testing potential therapeutics.


Guinea pig

Maternal separation

For an example study [Click here])


Elevated plus-maze

(For an example study [Click here])

Forced swim test

(To see a video  [Click here])

Open field

(For an example study [Click here])

Ultra-sonic vocalization

(For an example study [Click here])

Effort-related choice behavior (models motivational symptoms of depression)

(For a description [Click here])

Monkey (ketamine-induced impairment)

For further information on this model, see our NHP studies page




For more information on our Anxiety/Depression models, click here

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