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Why Dogs Aren’t Schizophrenic?

By: Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one — schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.

(Photo credit: CC: Lecates 2007, Newtown, Alpharetta, GA, US)

We used to have a dog, Hubert Beagle-Basset, who suffered from a severe case of separation anxiety. Whenever we came back home, even if we had only been gone for a short period of time, he used to run joyous circles around…

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