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Depressed dogs, cats with OCD: what animal madness means for us humans​

Laurel Braitman, TEDTalks
Aug 21, 2014

Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues — from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness and other all-too-human problems.

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