The book aims to review knowledge on the disorders of eating behaviour and body composition in some of the non-primate higher animals and to relate these to similar conditions in humans. With advances in understanding the nature of these disorders and their biological basis, it seems timely to assess what cross-species comparisons can tell us about the general underlying factors at work. This may also help to delineate what may be a general biological basis that humans share with their higher animal comrade species... 249 p.
- John B. Owen, ed. University of Wales, Bangor (UK).
- Janet L. Treasure and David A. Collier, ed. University of London (UK), Institute of Psychiatry.
Publication date (print): 2009-12
ISBN (print): 978-90-481-5743-3