International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Diet-Regulated Anxiety

Table 1

Common tests of anxiety.

TestIndicator of anxietyAdditional uses/outcomes

Mazes (T maze, Y maze, elevated plus maze, O maze)Decreased time in open (unwalled) sectionsActivity, speed, and cognition
Light dark boxDecreased time in light boxActivity and speed
Open fieldLess time in centre regionsActivity and speed
Sucrose preferenceDecreased consumption of sucroseAnhedonia
Locomotor activityDecreased activityActivity, speed, and rearing behaviours
Marble buryingIncreased compulsive burying behaviourCompulsion, impulsivity, and neophobia
Novel objectDecreased exploration of unfamiliar objectActivity, speed, memory, impulsivity, and neophobia

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