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Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Two models of inescapable stress increase tph2 mRNA expression in the anxiety-related dorsomedial part of the dorsal raphe nucleus.Neurobiology of Stress.  8:68-81. 2018
2015 Ultrasonic vocalizations during intermittent swim stress forecasts resilience in a subsequent juvenile social exploration test of anxiety.Behavioural Brain Research.  287:196-199. 2015
2014 Ultrasonic vocalizations during intermittent swim stress forecasts resilience in subsequent forced swim and spatial learning tests.Behavioural Brain Research.  259:41-44. 2014
2014 Learned stressor resistance requires extracellular signal-regulated kinase in the prefrontal cortex.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.  8:348. 2014
2013 Prior cold water swim stress alters immobility in the forced swim test and associated activation of serotonergic neurons in the rat dorsal raphe nucleus.Neuroscience.  253:221-234. 2013
2013 Intermittent swim stress causes Morris water maze performance deficits in a massed-learning trial procedure that are exacerbated by reboxetine.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  113:12-19. 2013
2013 Sex differences associated with intermittent swim stress.Stress.  16:655-663. 2013
2013 Ultrasonic vocalizations during intermittent swim stress forecasts resilience in subsequent forced swim and spatial learning tests.Behavioural Brain Research2013
2013 Anxiogenic effects of brief swim stress are sensitive to stress history.Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology.  44:17-22. 2013
2013 Resilience in shock and swim stress models of depression.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.  7:14. 2013
2012 Morris water maze performance deficit produced by intermittent swim stress is partially mediated by norepinephrine.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  101:24-34. 2012
2012 Coping in an intermittent swim stress paradigm compromises natural killer cell activity in rats.Behavioural Brain Research.  227:291-294. 2012
2011 Stress resilience and vulnerability: the association with rearing conditions, endocrine function, immunology, and anxious behavior.Psychoneuroendocrinology.  36:1383-1395. 2011
2010 Intermittent and continuous swim stress-induced behavioral depression: sensitivity to norepinephrine- and serotonin-selective antidepressants.Psychopharmacology.  212:85-91. 2010
2009 Swim stress-induced ultrasonic vocalizations forecast resilience in rats.Behavioural Brain Research.  202:142-145. 2009
2008 The immobility produced by intermittent swim stress is not mediated by serotonin.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  89:412-423. 2008
2007 Environmental and immune stressors enhance alcohol-induced motor ataxia in rat.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  86:125-131. 2007
2006 Endocrine and immunological correlates of behaviorally identified swim stress resilient and vulnerable rats.Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  20:488-497. 2006
2005 Intermittent cold water swim stress increases immobility and interferes with escape performance in rat.Behavioural Brain Research.  165:58-62. 2005
2005 Impact of water temperature and stressor controllability on swim stress-induced changes in body temperature, serum corticosterone, and immobility in rats.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  82:397-403. 2005
2002 A comparison of female and male rats' ETOH-induced ataxia and exploration following restraint or swim stress.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  72:335-342. 2002
2001 Behavioral analysis of stress controllability effects in a new swim stress paradigm.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  68:263-272. 2001
1999 Effects of chlordiazepoxide and FG 7142 on a rat model of diencephalic amnesia as measured by delayed-matching-to-sample performance.Psychopharmacology.  142:413-420. 1999
1999 FG 7142- and restraint-induced alterations in the ataxic effects of alcohol and midazolam in rats are time dependent.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  62:45-51. 1999
1997 Analysis of the importance of controllable versus uncontrollable stress on subsequent behavioral and physiological functioning.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  2:69-74. 1997
1996 Peripheral benzodiazepine receptors: molecular pharmacology to possible physiological significance in stress-induced hypertension.Clinical Neuropharmacology.  19:475-496. 1996
1996 Stress controllability influences the ataxic properties of both ethanol and midazolam in the rat.Behavioral Neuroscience.  110:360-367. 1996
1995 Environmentally induced changes in peripheral benzodiazepine receptors are stressor and tissue specific.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  50:551-562. 1995
1994 The protective effects of stress control may be mediated by increased brain levels of benzodiazepine receptor agonists.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  661:127-136. 1994
1994 Are the nonmitochondrial peripheral benzodiazepine receptors on leukocytes a novel intermediary of brain, behavior, and immunity?Laboratory Investigation.  70:1-5. 1994
1994 Stress-induced regulation of the renal peripheral benzodiazepine receptor: possible role of the renin-angiotensin system.Psychoneuroendocrinology.  19:43-54. 1994
1993 Decreased forebrain [35S]TBPS binding and increased [3H]muscimol binding in rats that do not develop stress-induced behavioral depression.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  631:270-276. 1993
1993 Sex differences in open-field behavior in response to the beta-carboline FG 7142 in rats.Physiology and Behavior.  54:701-705. 1993
1993 Amygdaloid central nucleus lesions and cholinergic blockade attenuate the response of the renal peripheral benzodiazepine receptor to stress.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  621:1-9. 1993
1993 Etiology of the sexual dimorphism in renal peripheral benzodiazepine receptor response to stress in rats.Hormones and Behavior.  27:348-365. 1993
1992 Controllability and duration of stress alter central nervous system depressant-induced sleep time in rats.Behavioral Neuroscience.  106:682-689. 1992
1992 Impact of psychological dynamics of stress on the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  42:437-444. 1992
1992 Angiotensin II rapidly modulates the renal peripheral benzodiazepine receptor.Behavioural Processes European Journal of Pharmacology European Journal of Pharmacology - Molecular Pharmacology Section.  226:189-190. 1992
1991 Sexual dimorphism of stress-induced changes in renal peripheral benzodiazepine receptors in rat.Neuropharmacology.  30:413-416. 1991
1991 Central and peripheral benzodiazepine receptors: involvement in an organism's response to physical and psychological stress.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  15:277-298. 1991
1991 Differential effects of anxiogenic central and peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligands in tests of learning and memory.Psychopharmacology.  104:249-254. 1991
1990 Pentobarbital blocks the stress-induced decrease in [3H]Ro 5-4864 binding in rat kidney.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  535:151-154. 1990
1989 A pretest procedure reliably predicts performance in two animal models of inescapable stress.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  33:649-654. 1989
1989 Stress-induced behavioral depression in the rat is associated with a decrease in GABA receptor-mediated chloride ion flux and brain benzodiazepine receptor occupancy.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  487:45-51. 1989
1988 Characterization of stress-induced alterations in [3H] Ro5-4864 binding to peripheral benzodiazepine receptors in rat heart and kidney.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  30:1015-1020. 1988
1987 "Peripheral" benzodiazepine binding sites in the Maudsley reactive rat: selective decrease confined to peripheral tissues.Brain Research Bulletin.  18:143-145. 1987
1987 BUSPIRONE ATTENUATES LEARNED HELPLESSNESS BEHAVIOR IN RATSDrug Development Research.  10:63-67. 1987
1986 Inescapable shock reduces [3H]Ro 5-4864 binding to "peripheral-type" benzodiazepine receptors in the rat.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  24:1673-1677. 1986
1986 Low doses of muscimol produce anticonflict actions in the lateral septum of the rat.Neuropharmacology.  25:203-205. 1986
1986 Control vs. lack of control over aversive stimuli: nonopioid-opioid analgesic consequences.NIDA Research Monograph Series.  74:71-89. 1986
1985 Shock controllability and the nature of stress-induced analgesia.Behavioral Neuroscience.  99:791-801. 1985
1985 Coping and seizure susceptibility: control over shock protects against bicuculline-induced seizures.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  342:9-17. 1985
1985 An anxiogenic benzodiazepine receptor ligand induces learned helplessness.Behavioural Processes European Journal of Pharmacology European Journal of Pharmacology - Molecular Pharmacology Section.  113:453-457. 1985
1984 Librium prevents the analgesia and shuttlebox escape deficit typically observed following inescapable shock.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  21:749-754. 1984
1984 Exposure to uncontrollable stress alters withdrawal from morphine.Behavioral Neuroscience.  98:836-846. 1984
1983 Coping and immunosuppression: inescapable but not escapable shock suppresses lymphocyte proliferation.Science The Scientific monthly.  221:568-570. 1983
1983 ANALGESIC AND OPIOID INVOLVEMENT IN THE SHOCK-ELICITED ACTIVITY AND ESCAPE DEFICITS PRODUCED BY INESCAPABLE SHOCKLearning and Motivation.  14:30-47. 1983
1983 Long-term stress-induced analgesia blocked by scopolamine.Psychopharmacology.  80:267-268. 1983
1982 Dissociation of long-term analgesia and the shuttle box escape deficit caused by inescapable shock.Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology.  96:904-912. 1982
1982 Extent and control of shock affects naltrexone sensitivity of stress-induced analgesia and reactivity to morphine.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  17:1019-1025. 1982
1982 Opioid and nonopioid forms of stress-induced analgesia: some environmental determinants and characteristics.Behavioral and Neural Biology.  35:251-264. 1982
1982 Corticosterone: a critical factor in an opioid form of stress-induced analgesia.Science The Scientific monthly.  215:1530-1532. 1982
1982 Controllability, coping behavior, and stress-induced analgesia in the rat.Pain.  12:47-56. 1982
1982 THE NATURE OF THE ACTIVITY DEFICIT PRODUCED BY INESCAPABLE SHOCKLearning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  10:401-406. 1982
1981 Cross tolerance between morphine and the long-term analgesic reaction to inescapable shock.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  14:677-682. 1981

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
2000 The neurochemistry of stress resilience and coping: A quest for nature's own antidote to illnessSCIENCE OF OPTIMISM AND HOPE. 57-71. 2000
1996 Escapable stress modulates retention of spatial learning in rats: Preliminary evidence for involvement of neurosteroidsCognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience Psychobiology. 110-117. 1996
1989 MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF STRESS AND ANXIETY - ALTERATIONS IN THE BENZODIAZEPINE GABA RECEPTOR COMPLEXFRONTIERS OF STRESS RESEARCH. 148-159. 1989

Patents And Disclosures

Year Title
Apparatus for administering intermittent swim stress

Teaching Activities

  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2019
  • Adv Sem/Physiological Psych Taught course 2019
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2018
  • Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2017
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2017
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2016
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2016
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2015
  • Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Neuro&Behavior Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2015
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2015
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Neuroscience Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2014
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2014
  • Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Neuroscience Taught course 2014
  • Adv Sem/Physiological Psych Taught course 2014
  • Behavioral Medicine Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, Susquehanna University
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Full Name

  • Robert Drugan