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  1. Household pets and depression among urban adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Mary M. Nevin-Haas

    This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership of pets and perceived degree of attachment to the pets by the subjects. The coping conceptual...

  2. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  3. Depression in Animals: Gernot Wieland at TEDxGhent

    Contributor(s):: Gernot Wieland

    “Depression in Animals” deals with the construction of human identity determined by the exclusion of the other – namely the animal. Accompanied by projections, this talk examines the relationship between humans and animals and its history of control and power. Gernot Wieland...

  4. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits

  5. Effect of pet insects on the psychological health of community-dwelling elderly people: a single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

    Background: There is evidence that animal-assisted therapy has positive effects on mental health, especially in elderly people. Caring for insects is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not require much space. Objective: The aim of this 8-week randomized, controlled, single-blinded study was...

  6. Companion-animals' effectiveness in managing chronic pain in adult community members

    Contributor(s):: Bradley, L., Bennett, P. C.

    Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more companion animals. To investigate this anomaly, 173 adults completed an online survey that included...

  7. Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression

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    Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath

    Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of interest in activities, and fatigue. Most people will feel sad or depressed at times, but when these feelings last for weeks and interfere with normal daily activities, it may be a more...

  8. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

    Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.

  9. An investigation of the effects of dog visits on depression, mood, and social interaction in elderly individuals living in a nursing home

    Contributor(s):: Phelps, Kristin A, Miltenberger, Raymond G, Jens, Tess, Wadeson, Heather

  10. To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students

    | Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue

  11. Mental health and general wellness in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    | Contributor(s):: Lowe, Sarah R., Joshi, Spruha, Pietrzak, Robert H., Galea, Sandro, Cerda, Magdalena

  12. The psychological and physiological effects of using a therapy dog in mindfulness training

    | Contributor(s):: Henry, C. L., Crowley, S. L.

    The present study was a randomized controlled trial examining the psychological and physiological effects of adding animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) for clients experiencing psychological distress. It was hypothesized that AAT would...

  13. From animal behavior to human health: An animal-assisted mindfulness intervention for recurrent depression

    | Contributor(s):: Schramm, Elisabeth, Hediger, Karin, Lang, Undine E.

  14. Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham

  15. Effets d'une therapie assistee par l'animal aupres de personnes agees ayant des symptomes depressifs et residant dans un centre d'hebergement et de soins de longue duree

    | Contributor(s):: Gagnon, Isabelle

  16. Animal-assisted interactions: a creative modality to support youth with depression

    | Contributor(s):: Bailey, Tanya K., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin

  17. Animal-assisted psychotherapy in the healing of childhood depression

    | Contributor(s):: Winston, Ellen, Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin

  18. Blazing your own trail: equine-facilitated psychotherapy groups for teens

    | Contributor(s):: Willerson, Sara B., Sanford, Vanessa M., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin

  19. Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Von Bergen, C. W.

    For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their...

  20. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)

    The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on our overall health. Professionals and organizations began to implement animal-assisted therapy (AAT)...