Year: 1971 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.5, (1971), p.258-263 SIEC No: 19860278

Some of the principles underlying the science of ethology are described. Analogies are drawn between ethological & psychiatric observations in the psychiatric areas of reactions to separation, bereavement, depression, anxiety, sexual disorders & hysteria. It is suggested that in other areas also, notably obsessional states & schizophrenia, ethological concepts may be relevant. The implications & limitations of these analogies are briefly explored.