Animal Madness

Animal Madness

How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Book - 2014
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"[A] lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well." -- The New York Times

Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken or homesick? Animal Madness takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom and turning up lessons that Publishers Weekly calls "Illuminating...Braitman's delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case of life....[ Animal Madness 's] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike."

Susan Orlean calls Animal Madness "a marvelous, smart, eloquent book--as much about human emotion as it is about animals and their inner lives." It is "a gem...that can teach us much about the wildness of our own minds" ( Psychology Today ).
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014
ISBN: 9781451627008
Branch Call Number: 591 .5 BRA
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,24 cm


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Liz806 Oct 01, 2014

A very interesting read. Starting from personal experience with her dog the author branches out to explore many topics and studies to do with animal behaviour. She explores the history of diagnoses and treatments to present day drugs in the oceans and flowing out of our tap water for all of us!

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