Making sense of behavioral irregularities of great apes

  title={Making sense of behavioral irregularities of great apes},
  author={Horacio Jr. Fabrega},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • H. Fabrega
  • Published 31 December 2006
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Sickness and Healing and the Evolutionary Foundations of Mind and Minding**
A philosophical examination of the early evolution of sickness and healing provides a window into an understanding of evolving human capacities such as self-awareness, awareness and implications of suffering, theory of mind, altruism, conceptual grasp of sicknessand healing and morality.
This review aims to raise awareness among the veterinary community of the wealth of literature on NHP psychopathologies in human medicine and anthropology literature and calls for the necessity to include mental health assessments and professionally structured treatment approaches in NHP medicine.
Building an Inner Sanctuary: Complex PTSD in Chimpanzees
Analysis of case studies of chimpanzees in residence at a sanctuary concludes that a diagnosis of Complex PTSD in chimpanzees is consistent with descriptions of trauma-induced symptoms as described by the DSM-IV and human trauma research.
Evolutionary Foundations of Psychiatric Compared to Nonpsychiatric Disorders
With the recent publication of a new edition of a prominent classification system of psychiatric disorders (i.e., DSM-5), and the prospect that the next version will retain the conventional zeitgeist
Psychological Distress in Chimpanzees Rescued From Laboratories
This analysis qualitatively analyzed symptoms of psychological distress in a sample of 253 chimpanzees rescued from biomedical research now residing at an accredited chimpanzee sanctuary and includes an illustrative case study of one rescued chimpanzee who engages in self-injurious behaviors and meets modified Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Prevalence and Patterns of Complex PTSD in Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)
African elephants who experience one or more traumatic events, injury or death of self or conspecifics from poaching, culling, translocation, maternal separation, and or capture for captivity, exhibit damaged social and emotional functioning consistent with symptoms found in human survivors of trauma.
Published in the Proceedings of 30th Annual Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference Avian Affective Dysregulation: Psychiatric Models and Treatment for Parrots in Captivity
In a study conducted at an avian rescue center-sanctuary facility, the “strange situation test” was used as diagnostic tool to successfully inform avian behavior re-patterning schemata for relational repair therapies.
Developmental context effects on bicultural posttrauma self repair in chimpanzees.
The role of self in posttrauma repair of chimpanzees who had been differentially reared by humans during neuroethologically formative periods and subsequently used as biomedical subjects is examined and results show that variations in post Trauma schema correlate with early socialization patterns.
A Journey into Chaos: Creativity and the Unconscious**
Introspective accounts from highly creative individuals suggest that unconscious processes play an important role in achieving creative insights, and raises interesting questions about the relationship between the nature of the unconscious, the unconscious and the predisposition to both creativity and mental illness.


Origins of Psychopathology: The Phylogenetic and Cultural Basis of Mental Illness
What are the origins of human psychopathology? Is mental illness a relatively recent phenomenon, or has it been with us throughout evolution? In Origins of Psychopathology, Horacio Fabrega Jr.
A cultural analysis of human behavioral breakdowns: An approach to the ontology and epistemology of psychiatric phenomena
  • H. Fabrega
  • Psychology
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1993
This paper explores the usefulness of a concept of “human behavioral breakdowns” for studying psychiatric phenomena from a cross-cultural standpoint and looks at “schizophrenia” using contemporary ideas about cultural relativism as these apply to the study of psychiatric phenomena in relation to society.
The need for an ethnomedical science.
In focusing on fundamental properties of disease in man, ethnomedicine can also help to clarify the effects and meanings of disease and thereby make its control more rational.
The sociobiology of sociopathy: An integrated evolutionary model
Sociopaths are “outstanding” members of society in two senses: politically, they draw our attention because of the inordinate amount of crime they commit, and psychologically, they hold our
Psychiatric diagnosis and classification
List of Contributors.Preface. Criteria for Assessing a Classification in Psychiatry (Assen Jablensky and Robert E. Kendall). International Classifications and the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders:
Mental disorder as a black box essentialist concept.
The author argues that the HDA is adequate to explain disorder and nondisorder judgments and is not disconfirmed by any of the claimed counterexamples put forward by the commentators.
Evolution of Cognition
This book encompasses the behavior and mentality of nonhuman as well as human animals and a full range of evolutionary approaches and is a debate about how evolutionary processes have shaped cognition.
The History of Mental Symptoms: Descriptive Psychopathology Since the Nineteenth Century
Introduction Part I. The Object of Inquiry: 1. Matters historical 2. Descriptive psychopathology Part II. Cognition and Consciousness: 3. Disorders of perception 4. Thought disorder 5. Delusions 6.
Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Prologue Darwinian Dilemmas Survival of the Unfittest Biologicizing Morality Calvinist Sociobiology A Broader View The Invisible Grasping Organ Ethology and Ethics Photo Essay: Closeness Sympathy
Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
The second edition of Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology is a clinically inspired but scientifically guided approach to the biological foundations of human mental function in health and disease and includes authoritative coverage of all the major areas related to behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychiatry.