Psychopathology in great apes: concepts, treatment options and possible homologies to human psychiatric disorders.

@article{Brne2006PsychopathologyIG,
  title={Psychopathology in great apes: concepts, treatment options and possible homologies to human psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Martin Br{\"u}ne and Ute Br{\"u}ne-Cohrs and William Mcgrew and Signe Preuschoft},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1246-59}
}
Many captive great apes show gross behavioral abnormalities such as stereotypies, self-mutilation, inappropriate aggression, fear or withdrawal, which impede attempts to integrate these animals in existing or new social groups. These abnormal behaviors resemble symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders in humans such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to the outstanding importance of social interaction and the prolonged period of… CONTINUE READING

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