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Written via a staff of medical scientists all for CNS drug trials for over twenty years, and in keeping with a wealth of drug improvement and medical trial event, Critical Pathways to good fortune in CNS Drug Developmentis choked with useful recommendation for effectively designing and executing CNS drug trials, heading off strength pitfalls, and complying with govt regulations
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In acute schizophrenia patients, pre-exposure to the conditioned stimulus does not inhibit later conditioning, and may in fact accelerate it. This is believed to reflect the inability of acute schizophrenia patients to ignore irrelevant stimuli . In both rats and humans, amphetamine disrupts LI and typical and atypical antipsychotics restore it . In addition, typical and atypical antipsychotics can improve latent inhibition in untreated rats. This makes it a unique animal model for testing antipsychotics which do not require any prior manipulations to the animal.
These deficits can be ameliorated to some extent with administration of typical and atypical antipsychotics [270, 292, 293]. A major advantage of this model is that it demonstrates a delayed onset of symptoms, similar to the clinical presentation of schizophrenia in humans. The symptoms correspond to those observed in the disorder and are responsive to antipsychotics. In addition, primates with neonatal hippocampal lesions produce symptoms similar to those observed in rats, with a comparable delay in the onset of symptoms, showing the model has good construct validity .
Some mice and rat strains have been selectively bred to produce higher anxiety phenotypes. These include Louis, HAB, LAS, and SLOW rats [61–64]. These strains are believed to model anxiety disorder better than single gene knockouts because their phenotype arose spontaneously and likely does not reflect only a single gene . A major caveat with utilizing these strains (or any animal) in preclinical trials of anxiolytic compounds is that even the best validated models can produce variable results.