Mood-boosting drugs make unhappy fish

Drugs called antidepressants find their way into lakes and streams, affecting the behavior of fish living there in unexpected ways

By Jennifer Cutraro, 00:00 AM January 8, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists recently did experiments on several species of freshwater fish to see how they reacted to antidepressants in their water. Normally a bottom-dwelling species, this bass exposed to antidepressants started swimming at the surface, partially out of

 

Scientists recently did experiments on several species of freshwater fish to see how they reacted to antidepressants in their water. Normally a bottom-dwelling species, this bass exposed to antidepressants started swimming at the surface, partially out of

 

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