Origins of Madness

Origins of Madness

Psychopathology in Animal Life

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: J. D. Keehn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280714

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Origins of Madness: Psychopathology in Animal Life provides information pertinent to the abnormal behavior in animals and its bearing on human psychopathology. This book discusses the behavioral abnormalities of animals in the wild or under circumstances of confinement, as in circuses, laboratories, households, and zoos, where the abnormalities appear without intention. Organized into 11 sections encompassing 44 chapters, this book begins with an overview of psychosomatic studies in animals. This text then examines the two fundamental methods for producing experimental neuroses. Other chapters consider the practical implication of the basic parallelism between animal and human neuroses. This book discusses as well the emotional disorders responsible for the inability of psychoneurotic patients and experimentally neurotic animals to cope with real life situations as they happen. The final chapter deals with the method that produces a striking behavior abnormality in dogs. This book is a valuable resource for veterinarians and clinical psychologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Introduction: The Psychopathology of Animal Life

    Section I, Animal and Human Psychopathology

    1. Psychosomatics in Veterinary Medicine

    2. Zoological Garden and Mental

    3. Parallels Between Animal and Human Neuroses

    4. Experimental Psychiatry and the Humane Study of Fear

    Section II, Origins and Symptomatology in Psychopathology

    5. Neurotic Behavior

    6. Animal Behavior and Mental Illness

    7. Stereotyped Activities Produced by Amphetamine in Several Animal Species and Man

    8. Animal Model of Depression, I. Review of Evidence: Implications for Research

    Section III, Animal Neuroses

    9. Some Observations on Neurosis in Farm Animals

    10. Spontaneous Neurosis in Chimpanzees: Theoretical Relations with Clinical and Experimental Phenomena

    11. Conflict and Conditioned Aversive Stimuli in the Development of Experimental Neurosis

    12. Experimental Neurosis in Monkeys

    Section IV, Psychoses in Animals

    13. The History of a Catatonic Dog

    14. Behavioral Analysis of Chronic Amphetamine Intoxication

    15. Tonic Immobility in the Rhesus Monkey (Macaca Mulatta) Induced by Manipulation, Immobilization, and Experimental Inversion of the Visual Field

    Section V, Animal Addictions

    16. Addiction in Animals

    17. Tobacco Smoking in Monkeys

    18. Behavioral Maintenance of High Concentrations of Blood Ethanol and Physical Dependence in the Rat

    19. Evidence from Rats that Morphine Tolerance is a Learned Response

    Section VI, Animal Disorders of Personality

    20. "Hypersexuality" in Male Cats without Brain Damage

    21. The Self-Mutilation of a Male Macacus Rhesus Monkey

    22. Behavioral Abnormalities in Young Adult Pigs Caused by Malnutrition in Early Life

    23. Prenatal Stress Feminizes and Demasculinizes the Behavior of Males

    Section VII, Psychophysiological Disorders

    24. Learned Asthma in the Guinea Pig

    25. Activity-stress Ulcer in the Rat, Hamster, Gerbil, and Guinea Pig

    26. Ulcerative Colitis-Like Lesions in Siamang Gibbons

    27. Operant Conditioning of Large Magnitude, 12-hour Duration, Heart Rate Elevations in the Baboon

    Section VIII, Specific Anomalies

    28. Characteristics of Epileptoid Convulsive Reactions Produced in Rats by Auditory Stimulation

    29. Spontaneously Occurring Forms of Tonic Immobility in Farm Animals

    30. On the Phenomenon of Sudden Death in Animals and Man

    31. The Kindling Effect

    32. "Whirling Behavior" in Dogs as Related to Early Experience

    Section IX, Disorders of Childhood

    33. Toward an Animal Model of Depression: A Study of Separation Behavior in Dogs

    34. Stereotyped Behavior of the Infant Chimpanzee

    35. Mother-Infant Separation in Monkeys: An Experimental Model

    36. The Development of Head Banging in a Young Rhesus Monkey

    Section X, Environmental Control Of Anomalous Behaviour

    37. Stereotyped Behavior and Cage Size

    38. Some Effects of Different Test Cages on Response "Strategies" during Leverpress Escape

    39. Circadian Susceptibility to Animal Hypnosis

    40. Schedule-Induced Drinking as a Function of Interpellet Interval

    Section XI, Treatment of Abnormal Animals

    41. Animal Clinical Psychology: A Modest Proposal

    42. Breaking the Killing Habit in Dogs by Inhibiting the Conditioned Reflex

    43. Monkey Psychiatrists

    44. Alleviation of Learned Helplessness in the Dog


Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280714

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