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Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals

Edited By: Franklin D McMillan

301 pages, Figs

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Aug 2005 | #147948 | ISBN: 0813804892
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About this book

This book represents the first authoritative reference text bringing together the most up-to-date information in the variety of subjects comprising the field of mental health and well-being in animals. Bringing together a host of distinguished experts internationally noted in the fields of animal emotion research, animal behavior, cognitive science, and neuroscience, the book represents the first authoritative reference compiling the diverse information on the animal mind and combining the revolutionary advances in the cognitive sciences with the knowledge in veterinary medicine and clinical animal behavior. This book takes a descriptive and proscriptive approach to mental health, mixing the scientific research with practical information with clinical applications for veterinary health professionals to use in practice.

Contents
Part 1 Foundations of Animal Mental Health and Well-being
1. On Understanding Animal Mentation
2. The Question of Animal Emotions: An Ethological Perspective
3. The Experience of Pleasure in Animals
4. The Science of Suffering
5. Affective-Social Neuroscience Approaches to Understanding Core Emotional Feelings in Animals.
Part 2 Emotional distress, suffering, and mental illness
6. Animal Boredom: Understanding the Tedium of Confined Lives
7. Stress, Distress, and Emotion: Distinctions and Implications for Mental Well-being.
8. Interrelationships Between Mental and Physical Health: The Mind-Body Connection.
9. Mental Illness in Animals - The Need for Precision in Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria
10. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders - Non-pharmacologic Methods.
11. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders - Pharmacologic Methods.
12. Emotional Maltreatment in Animals
Part 3 Mental Wellness 13. The Concept of Quality of Life in Animals.
14. Giving Power to Animals
15. Psychological Well-being in Animals.
16. Do Animals Experience True Happiness?
17. Animal Happiness: A Philosophical View.
Part 4 Special Populations
18. Mental Well-being in Farm Animals: How They Think and Feel Temple Grandin
19. Mental Health Issues in Laboratory Animals.
20. Animal Well-Being and Research Outcomes.
21. Mental Health Issues in Captive Birds.


Contents

Contributors. Preface. Foreword (Roger S. Fouts) Part I: Foundations of Animal Mental Health and Well-Being. 1. On Understanding Animal Mentation (Bernard E. Rollin) 2. The Question of Animal Emotions: An Ethological Perspective (Marc Bekoff) 3. The Experience of Pleasure in Animals (Michel Cabanac) 4. The Science of Suffering (Marian Stamp Dawkins) 5. Affective-Social Neuroscience Approaches o Understanding Core Emotional Feelings in Animals (Jaak Panksepp) Part II: Emotional Distress, Suffering, and Mental Illness. 6. Animal Boredom: Understanding the Tedium of Confined Lives (Francoise Wemelsfelder) 7. Stress, Distress, and Emotion: Distinctions and Implications for Mental Well-Being (Franklin D. McMillan) 8. Interrelationships Between Mental and Physical Health: The Mind-Body Connection (Michael W. Fox) 9. Mental Illness in Animals-The Need for Precision in Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria (Karen L. Overall) 10. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders-Non-Pharmacologic Methods (John C. Wright, Pamela J. Reid and Zack Rozier) 11. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders-Pharmacologic Methods (Amy R. Marder and J. Michelle Posate) 12. Emotional Maltreatment in Animals (Franklin D. McMIllan) Part III: Mental Wellness. 13. The Concept of Quality of Life in Animals (Franklin D. McMillan) 14. Giving Power to Animals (Hal Markowitz and Katherine Eckert) 15. Psychological Well-Being in Animals (Suzanne Hetts, Dan Estep, Amy R. Marder) 16. Do Animals Experience True Happiness (Franklin D. McMillan) 17. Animal Happiness: A Philosophical View (Bernard e. Rollin) Part IV: Special Populations. 18. Mental Well-Being in Farm Animals: How They Think and Feel (Temple Grandin) 19. The Mental Health of Laboratory Animals (Lesley King and Andrew N. Rowan) 20. Animal Well-Being and Research Outcomes (Hal Markowitz and Gregory B. Timmel) 21. Mental Health Issues in Captive Birds (Lynne Seibert) Index.


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