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[Ambassador report] Free report: Depression in fish

by Asmita Gaire | 09-07-2020 12:54 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

We have been hearing about depression in human. But have you ever heard about depression in fishes?
Yes, you heard it right. Depression in fish is real and you will find it interesting to know about.

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. If it goes treated it is good otherwise it may lead to severe incidence.

Do you know that the neurochemistry of fish brain and human is quite similar! Fish also behaves differently depending upon the circumstances. For instance, when fish is overstimulated it shows different behavior. It is found that fish that lives singly experience depression because they are found to move in schooling. Moreover, fish in aquarium are more prone to depression due to over stimulation and lack of good natural environment and struggle for food.

How will you know when fish is in depression?
Fish behaves very differently. According to the research it was found that fish tends to swim in the bottom and never comes to surface. They have different peculiar behavior in comparison to other fishes.

The fact fish also suffers depression and it has similar neurochemistry as human brain, it can be useful for finding effective medicine to human population as well in the upcoming days. That's why, it can be regarded as model organism for treatment of depression in human. If it's done, it will be a great achievement since depression has been a massive problem to today's human.

Photo source: https://images.app.goo.gl/emjhKkZxxcdKmAP66
Depressed fish


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Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Asmita Gaire, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Quite interesting topic. I did not know that fish can also have depression. By reading this article, I learned that social activities are indispensable for both humans and fish. If people live lonely, they get depression as fish do. It is of course better to investigate further to cure people's depression by using fish, I do hope that people not kill fish needlessly.

    Green cheers~
    Posted 16-07-2020 00:19

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Asmita

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Depression in fish

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 14-07-2020 09:48

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings taehyun mentor
    I hope you are doing well
    It's great to read from you, you have much idea in it.
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:32

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Asmita Gaire, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Isn't it amazing that fish can also have depression? Actually, it's quite natural, but it's amazing that you can have symptoms of depression in this form, similar to humans. Generally, when studying medicines that will be applied to humans, they use apes that are highly homogeneous with humans as subjects for animal testing, and fish like Zebradano are also used because of their high genetic compatibility with humans! I think it would be useful to use fish in depression studies, too!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 10-07-2020 00:58

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