Originally published in 1986, in this work Professor Keehn assesses the contributions of experimental psychology and ethology to psychiatric theory and practice at the time. He discusses the status of animals in psychopathology, and describes a number of animal clinical pictures, covering both abnormal movements and convulsions, and spontaneous behavioural disorders. He also includes animal models of such psychiatric illnesses as neurosis, psychosis, drug addiction and disorders of childhood, and examines the nature of mental illness and the status of psychiatric diagnosis.

The book includes an evaluation of the ethics of experimental research with animals and a summary of humane experimental procedures. Animal Models for Psychiatry will be of special interest to psychiatrists, clinical and physiological psychologists, behavioural pharmacologists, and to veterinarians.

part I|45 pages

Domains of biological psychiatry

chapter 1|26 pages

Psychopathology: the status of animals

chapter 2|17 pages

Animal experiments and animal welfare

part II|55 pages

Animal clinical pictures

chapter 3|28 pages

Abnormal movements and convulsions

chapter 4|25 pages

Behavioural anomalies and misdemeanours

part III|108 pages

Animal models of disease entities

chapter 6|26 pages

Animals and addictions

chapter 7|28 pages

True and model psychosis

chapter 8|21 pages

Disorders of childhood

chapter 9|4 pages

Summary and conclusions