Psychopharmacology of Animal Behavior Disordersby Nicholas H. Dodman
Increasingly, veterinarians are called on to treat behavioural disorders in companion pets such as cats, dogs and horses, which can often develop aggressive compulsive or other antisocial habits. In America, veterinarians are beginning to treat these disorders with psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, which have already been shown to yield good results in humans. In the UK, these drugs cannot yet be used on animals, but a number of pharmaceutical companies are developing derivatives for use in animal practice and these products are eagerly awaited. The effects are expected to be as far-reaching as tranquillisers and antidegressants were when they were introduced into human medicine.
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Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is a professor and Head of the Section of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (DACVB). He is author of two recent books, The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tails, Treatment and Psychology of Dogs (Bantam) and The Cat Who Cried For Help: Attitudes, Emotions and the Psychology of Cats (Bantam).
Dr. Louis Shuster is a professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a faculty member on the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
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