About this Research Topic
The goal of this research topic is to provide an overview of the latest basic research findings in the addiction and affective disorders (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.) fields. A specific focus will be placed on discussing the most current and powerful ways to model these disorders in animals. Topics to be covered include: genetic models, pharmacological models, environment/social models, behavioral paradigms, experimental approaches (including optogenetics), treatment approaches, and advanced data analyses. In addition, physician-scientist contributors will also provide translational perspectives on how these animal models relate to the human disorders. This collection of reviews and viewpoints will provide readers with a complete overview of the current state of the affective disorders and addiction fields from animal models to translational approaches.
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