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Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans
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| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
| Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools
| Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents
Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...
Grieving the loss of a pet
| Contributor(s):: Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15
A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study
| Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem
Exploring the role of playfulness with canine companions in coping with stress: How men are impacted by human-animal interaction through calling on a memory of play
| Contributor(s):: Harlinger, Mary, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Social factors influencing cortisol modulation in dogs during a strange situation procedure
| Contributor(s):: Schöberl, Iris, Beetz, Andrea, Solomon, Judith, Wedl, Manuela, Gee, Nancy, Kotrschal, Kurt
The evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy programme with a group of boys in a youth care facility
| Contributor(s):: Boshoff, Christa, Grobler, Herman, Nienaber, Alida
Animal Love Helps Women Cope with HIV/AIDS
Grief for animal companions and an approach to supporting their bereaved owners
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, Caroline
Interparental Conflict and Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects of Pets
| Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth B.
Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and...
Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications
| Contributor(s):: Duffey, Thelma
Pets can be loyal, loving, and entertaining members of a family. Their deaths are generally experienced as painful losses by the people who love them, even though the grief experience is often culturally disenfranchised. In this manuscript, the authors discuss the role that pets can play in a...
The experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
| Contributor(s):: Sanders, Sara, Ott, Carol H., Kelber, Sheryl T., Noonan, Patricia
An abundance of literature on caregivers of individuals with dementia has been written since the mid-1980s. However, most of this literature focused on the experience of stress, burden, and depression in caregivers, thus excluding the grief experience that also accompanies the caregiving...
Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina
| Contributor(s):: Bowser, Gregg
Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet
| Contributor(s):: Lupton, David
Animal-assisted therapies are becoming more common
| Contributor(s):: Willens, Joyce S.
Friends with benefits: Social support and its relevance for farm animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Rault, Jean-Loup
Review of Pet loss and human emotion: A guide to recovery (2nd ed.)
| Contributor(s):: Gilbert, Richard B.
Self-other's perspective taking: The use of therapeutic robot companions as social agents for reducing pain and anxiety in pediatric patients
| Contributor(s):: Okita, Sandra Y.