Mood and Anxiety Related Phenotypes in Mice

Characterization Using Behavioral Tests

  • Todd D. Gould

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Todd D. Gould, David T. Dao, Colleen E. Kovacsics
    Pages 1-20
  3. Amanda N. Smolinsky, Carisa L. Bergner, Justin L. LaPorte, Allan V. Kalueff
    Pages 21-36
  4. Cara M. Altimus, Tara A. LeGates, Samer Hattar
    Pages 47-65
  5. Christiaan H Vinkers, Ruud van Oorschot, Berend Olivier, Lucianne Groenink
    Pages 139-152
  6. Hymie Anisman, Zul Merali
    Pages 177-196
  7. Martine Hascoët, Michel Bourin
    Pages 197-223
  8. Stephanie C. Dulawa
    Pages 247-259
  9. Alessandro Bartolomucci, Eberhard Fuchs, Jaap M. Koolhaas, Frauke Ohl
    Pages 261-275
  10. Ewa Malatynska, Albert Pinhasov, Richard J. Knapp
    Pages 277-296
  11. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, Haim Einat
    Pages 297-326
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 327-333

About this book


Affecting approximately twenty percent of the world population, mood and anxiety disorders have been the subject of ever-increasing research. This increased research parallels a remarkable growth in the use of the laboratory mouse as a tool to understand the biological and genetic basis of mood and anxiety disorders as well as to develop improved treatments. In Mood and Anxiety Related Phenotypes in Mice: Characterization Using Behavioral Tests, world-renowned researchers provide an overview of behavioral approaches utilized in the characterization of mood and anxiety related behaviors in mice as well as commonly used behavioral assays to assess the potential antidepressant and anxiolytic efficacy of novel compounds. As a volume in the successful Neuromethods™ series, the chapters provide authoritative reviews including up-to-date detailed protocols of the most commonly used approaches in the field.

Mood and Anxiety Related Phenotypes in Mice: Characterization Using Behavioral Tests is an ideal resource for scientists actively pursuing or interested in establishing behavioral protocols in their laboratories, while also serving as a reference for those students, scientists, and practitioners who have an interest in better understanding the preclinical behavioral methods used in mood and anxiety research.


Bipolar disorder Depression Mouse models Neurobiological markers Panic behavior phenotype

Editors and affiliations

  • Todd D. Gould
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-302-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-303-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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