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Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals
edited by
Franklin D. McMillan

Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals 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.

Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals 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:

  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

  2. Emotional Distress, Suffering, and Mental Illness
    1. Animal Boredom: Understanding the Tedium of Confined Lives
    2. Stress, Distress, and Emotion: Distinctions and Implications for Mental Well-being
    3. Interrelationships Between Mental and Physical Health: The Mind-Body Connection
    4. Mental Illness in Animals The Need for Precision in Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria
    5. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders Non-pharmacologic Methods
    6. Treatment of Emotional Distress and Disorders Pharmacologic Methods
    7. Emotional Maltreatment in Animals

  3. Mental Wellness
    1. The Concept of Quality of Life in Animals
    2. Giving Power to Animals
    3. Psychological Well-being in Animals
    4. Do Animals Experience True Happiness?
    5. Animal Happiness: A Philosophical View

  4. Special Populations
    1. Mental Well-being in Farm Animals: How They Think and Feel
    2. Mental Health Issues in Laboratory Animals
    3. Animal Well-Being and Research Outcomes
    4. Mental Health Issues in Captive Birds
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Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals
edited by Franklin D. McMillan

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