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Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova

[Does antiabsence drug ethosuximide exert antidepressant effect?].


PMID 21675229

Abstract

Antiabsence drug ethosuximide (300 mg/kg/day in drinking water for 17 days) produced an antidepressant effect (a decrease in immobility time in forced swimming test) only in WAG/Rij rats genetically predisposed to absence epilepsy only at age of 5 months when spike-wave discharges well pronounced. On rats without spike-wave discharges (21-day-old WAG/Rij and Wistar rats at the age of both at 21 day and 5 months), ethosuximide didn't produce the antidepressant effect but tended to increases the immobility time and significantly decreases the number of divings (active behavior oriented to escape from stressful situation). Ethosuximide didn't substantially change the anxiety level in WAG/Rij rats but significantly enhanced anxiety in 21-day-old Wistar rats. The results suggest that ethosuximide is not possessed of antidepressant potential unrelated to its suppressive effect on spike-wave discharges.

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