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Mental health and well-being in animals.

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This second edition of Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals is fully revised, expanded, and comprehensively updated with the most current knowledge about the full array of mental health issues seen in animals. Written by key opinion leaders, internationally-recognized experts and specialists, it is comprehensive covering basic principles to mental wellness, emotional distress, suffering and mental illness, through to measurement and treatment. With even more practical information and clinical pearls, this book remains invaluable to veterinary professionals, animal welfare researchers and advocates, and other animal caregivers. This edition has 388 pages with 25 chapters divided into five parts: foundational issues of animal mental health and well-being (Part I, covers chapters 1-4); the pleasant experiences: mental wellness (Part II, chapters 5-10); the unpleasant experiences: distress, suffering, and mental illness (Part III, chapters 11-14); mental health issues in special populations (Part IV, covers chapters 15-22); assessment and management of emotional distress and disorders (5th part, chapters 23, 24, and 25).


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Mental health in animals: a veterinary behaviorist's view. Author(s): Horwitz, D. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) The problems with well-being terminology. Author(s): McMillan, F. D. Yeates, J. W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) The philosophical and biological evolution of feelings in well-being. Author(s): Duncan, I. J. H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) The relationship between mental and physical health. Author(s): Bain, M. Buffington, C. A. T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Moving beyond a problem-based focus on poor animal welfare toward creating opportunities to have positive welfare experiences. Author(s): Mellor, D. J. Beausoleil, N. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 67) The mental health and well-being benefits of personal control in animals. Author(s): McMillan, F. D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 82) Quality of life of animals in veterinary medical practice. Author(s): Yeates, J. W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 96) The mental health and well-being benefits of social contact and social support in animals. Author(s): McMillan, F. D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Subjective well-being, happiness, and personality in animals. Author(s): Weiss, A. Robinson, L. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 123) Fostering mental and behavioral wellness during upbringing and throughout life. Author(s): Estep, D. Q. Hetts, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 140) What is distress? A complex answer to a simple question. Author(s): McMillan, F. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 156) Suffering, agency, and the Bayesian mind. Author(s): Weary, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 167) Mental illness in animals: diagnostic considerations using selected mental disorders. Author(s): Overall, K. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 182) Psychological trauma and posttraumatic psychopathology in animals. Author(s): McMillan, F. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 212) Cognitive and emotional disorders in the aging pet. Author(s): Wilhelmy, J. Landsberg, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 231) Mental health issues in farm animals: a music mixing board model of behavioral characteristics using the Panksepp emotional system. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 242) Mental health issues in the horse. Author(s): Mills, D. S. Ricci-Bonot, C. Hall, S. S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 257) Mental health issues in shelter animals. Author(s): Cussen, V. Reid, P. J.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 277) The mental health of laboratory animals. Author(s): Elkhoraibi, C. Robinson-Junker, A. Alvino, G. Carbone, L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 291) Mental health issues in captive birds. Author(s): Seibert, L. M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 302) Psychological well-being in zoo animals. Author(s): Shepherdson, D. Carlstead, K.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 315) Mental health issues in captive cetaceans. Author(s): Marino, L.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 328) Assessing affective states in animals. Author(s): Mendl, M. Paul, E. S.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 345) Treatment of emotional distress and disorders - nonpharmacologic methods. Author(s): Reid, P. J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 364) Treatment of emotional distress and disorders - pharmacologic methods. Author(s): Crowell-Davis, S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • American College of Animal Welfare, Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, Utah, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393401
  • Record Number
  • 20193452540