Depression is a widespread and complex mental health condition, and our efforts to comprehend it and develop effective treatments rely significantly on depression animal models. These models serve as a critical platform for testing potential treatments for depression. They provide a controlled environment to assess the efficacy and safety of new drugs or therapies, reducing risks and expediting the identification of promising interventions.
Moreover, these models facilitate the exploration of behavioral and cognitive aspects of depression, aiding in understanding symptoms such as anhedonia, social withdrawal, and cognitive deficits. This knowledge guides the development of more targeted and effective treatments.