Animal psychopathology is the study of mental or behavioral disorders in non-human animals.
Historically, there has been an anthropocentric tendency to emphasize the study of animal psychopathologies as models for human mental illnesses. But animal psychopathologies can, from an evolutionary point of view, be more properly regarded as non-adaptive behaviors due to some sort of a cognitive disability, emotional impairment or distress. This article provides a non-exhaustive list of animal psychopathologies.
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“We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriateclearly for very different reasons.”
—José Bergamín (18951983)