Depression is a serious illness that affects more than 20
million people in the United States. Depression is a mental illness involving
the brain. It is more than simply feeling sad for a few days....
The mental health of laboratory animals
Contributor(s):: King, L., Rowan, A. N.
Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders
Contributor(s):: Berget, B., Braastad, B. O.
Adolescents' bereavement experiences. Prevalence, association with depressive symptoms, and use of services
Contributor(s):: Harrison, Lucy, Harrington, Richard
A progress report of long-term robot assisted activity at a health service facility for the aged
Contributor(s):: Wada, K., Shibata, T., Saito, T., Sakamoto, K., Tanie, K.
Animal models of affective behaviors and drug addiction
Contributor(s):: Drews, Eva, Becker, Astrid, Bilkei-Gorzo, Andras, Zimmer, Andreas
Reduction of prefrontal cortex glucose metabolism common to three types of depression
Contributor(s):: Baxter, Lewis R., Schwartz, Jeffrey M., Phelps, Michael E., Mazziotta, John C.
You can teach an old dog new tricks!
Contributor(s):: Kotch, Ava J.
Farm animal-assisted intervention: Relationship between work and contact with farm animals and change in depression, anxiety, and self-efficacy among persons with clinical depression
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Ingeborg, Nordaunet, Trine, Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm, Berget, Bente, Braastad, Bjarne O.
Pet attachment and dissociation
Contributor(s):: Brown, S. E., Katcher, A. H.
Animal-assisted interventions in internal and rehabilitation medicine: a review of the recent literature
Contributor(s):: Munoz Lasa, S., Ferriero, G., Brigatti, E., Valero, R., Franchignoni, F.
Characterization of interaction between owner and dog treated at the veterinary hospital of Federal University of Uberlandia
Contributor(s):: Santana, J. A., Castro, I. P. de, Almeida, L. P. de
Increasing urbanization has increased the proximity of people with dogs. An inappropriate interaction between them can be the cause of several behavioral disorders such as aggression and depression by both the man and the animal. Thus, we proposed to conduct a survey to assess the management and...
Contributor(s):: Gouva, E., Ergolavou, A., Paschos, I., Perdikaris, C., Nathanailides, C., Damigou, N., Athanasopoulou, F.
Dolphin therapy emerged during the 1950s. The work of Dr. John Lilly played an important role, since he investigated the impact of dolphins on disabled people. From 1978 onwards, the therapeutic aid of dolphins was further advanced, especially after the success of Dr Davis Nathanson with...
Dolphins for the doldrums?
What is animal welfare?
Contributor(s):: McGlone, J. J.
Animal suffering: the appraisal and control of depression and distress in livestock
Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.
Development of the pet bereavement questionnaire
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Padilla, Y.
The death of a pet can be a significant stressor for some people and is a known risk factor for depression. The Pet Bereavement Questionnaire (PBQ) was developed to fill the need for a brief, acceptable, well-validated instrument for use in studies of the psychological impact of losing a pet....
Do animal-assisted activities effectively treat depression? A meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Souter, M. A., Miller, M. D.
We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for reducing depressive symptoms in humans. To be included in the meta-analysis, studies had to demonstrate random assignment, include a comparison/control group, use...
Dolphin-assisted therapy: more flawed data and more flawed conclusions
Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.
Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld  and Humphries ) concluded...
Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients
Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K. G., Best, A. M.
This study investigated the effect of an aquarium on pretreatment anxiety, fear, frustration and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. 42 patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquaria. Self-reported measures of depression, anxiety,...