Animal models of behavioral pathology and violent aggression

Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1985 Apr;7(4):189-93.


To avoid the danger of an increasing gap between clinical and animal studies and to assure a constant progression of knowledge, psychiatric researchers need to find a common ground of convergence. Such common ground might be found in searching for human and animal models of disturbed behavior, conceptually comprehensive of the variables which may concur in the determination of the behavioral syndromes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aggression / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / drug effects
  • Behavior, Animal / physiology*
  • Brain / physiology
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Serotonin / physiology
  • Tryptophan / physiology


  • Serotonin
  • Tryptophan