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The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence

By Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers

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Abstract

There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a long-term mental health condition. The aim of this study was to explore the extent, nature and quality of the evidence implicating the role and utility of pet ownership for people living with a mental health condition.

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Katie Osborn

Publication Title BMC Psychiatry
Volume 18
Issue 31
ISBN/ISSN 1471-244X
Publisher BioMed Central
DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1613-2
URL https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-018-1613-2
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Communities
  3. Mammals
  4. Mental health and well-being
  5. Narratives
  6. open access
  7. Pets and companion animals
  8. systematic reviews
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