Fat Sand Rats Are SAD Like Us: Research Shines a Light on a Mood Disorder, Tel Aviv University and University of Minnesota Study
Published: Nov 09, 2010
ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2010) — Saying goodbye to summer can be difficult for everybody. In some people the onset of winter triggers Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a mood disorder in which sufferers experience symptoms of depression. Happily, a special kind of gerbil exhibits remarkably similar reactions to SAD treatments as humans, opening a promising new channel for study and treatment of the common complaint.