Postpartum Depression Animal Model Development

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Postpartum Depression Animal Model Development

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Cohn, Stephanie
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Social Work; Dr. Gail Leedy
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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The issue of postpartum depression and its effects on both the mother and offspring will be investigated using an animal model. Two models for social stress will be tested using rats. Chronic social stress encountered while living in semi-crowded conditions, with both males and females is believed to result in depressive behaviors in the mothers which ultimately has the possibility of affecting the offspring. Postpartum depression is a prevalent serious complication of pregnancy in people which results in negative implications for both the mother and the infant. Given the potential serious consequences of postpartum depression, it is imperative that a better understanding of the disorder be reached in order to improve the lives of both mothers and their infants. Researchers in the past have developed animal models which utilized several methods to induce noticeable stress in rats. Decreased maternal behavior and depression like behavior has been seen with long separations of mother rats with their pups. This research will attempt to determine a social stressor protocol within a rat model to further the future research on postpartum depression.
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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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