Web Desk: It is not only human who suffer from mental disorder, animals are also victims of it. Animals exhibit plenty of psychiatric conditions.
Have a look at the 6 psychological disorders found in animals.
Animal can also suffer from depression. Scolding leaves them confused, abuse leads to helplessness, insufficient food disturbs them. Caged hens get depressed. Their depression makes them to loss interest in eating.
Cats and dogs are often diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, which may present itself in panting, pacing, trembling, holding the ears back, holding the mouth in a submissive grin, hiding or staying still.
Horses are more prone to anxiety which may cause them to bolt off or grind their teeth. They have a separation anxiety and leads to poor quality sleep.
Addiction in animals is such a reliable psychological condition. Dopamine causes their brain to crave more of whatever gives rise to its release like food or drugs.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. Hyper-activities in dog can be observed. This disorder generally finds in fruit flies that causing them to runaround in a frantic manner for several minutes.
Dopamine and serotonin in animals triggered activities like mood, memory etc.
Self-harming activities like compulsive pulling of hair, also observed in captive birds like parrot, macaws and cockatoos. They pluck out their own features, causing a loss of insulation and blood and an increased susceptibility to disease. It associates with isolation and boredom.
Rhesus monkeys have also been known for self-harm, like biting, slapping or excessive rubbing. At this point, they need care, attention, better nutrition, sleep.
If animals are driven by an overriding and if they lack any conscious awareness of mortality, it visualizes suicide. Dog rejecting food, pea aphids blowing themselves up, duck drowning, bears committing murder-suicide to escape torture.