Lab chimps successfully treated with anti-depressants

What kind of hope do we have if chimps have to take anti-depressants.  I mean, they live a nice life.  People feeding them.  People poking them.  People gawking at them to “dance monkey dance” for their little tests.  Okay, that all sounds like I’d need heavy meds too.  

A study has shown that anti-depressants can be used to help former lab chimps combat depression and trauma.

Researchers say that the treatment should be considered for hundreds of other chimps that have been used in scientific research.

The finding comes as a US funding body thinks about retiring the more than 300 chimps it uses for medical research.

via (Touch Me!)


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