"The recent discovery of highly specific antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications would not have been possible without the use of animal models"
Dr Herbert Pardes is the CEO of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. As the Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University, he was quoted by the Foundation for Biomedical Research. The Foundation for Biomedical Research is an American organisation that promotes public understanding of animal research.
"As we grow more aware of the biological and chemical causes of depression and other mood disorders, it becomes clear that conducting studies in other species helps us understand the human brain. The recent discovery of highly specific antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications would not have been possible without the use of animal models."