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  1. Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela J. Schreiner

    Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion...

  2. The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott

    This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...

  3. Household pets and depression among urban adolescents

    | Theses | 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...

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

    | Journal Articles | 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...

  5. Depression in Animals: Gernot Wieland at TEDxGhent

    | Videos | 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...

  6. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits

    | Journal Articles

    2015 Podiatry Review 72 2 28-28 1756-3291 Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists text

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

    | Journal Articles | 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...

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

    | Journal Articles | 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...

  9. Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression

    | Reports | 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...

  10. Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care

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

    1987 J Am Vet Med Assoc 191 3 300-4 0003-1488 (Print)0003-1488 eng Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210. text

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

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

    2008 Behavioral Interventions 23 3 181-200 1099-078X 10.1002/bin.263 text

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

    | Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Shellenbarger, Sue

    201500 Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition) 266 95 D1-D2 00999660 0.00.0 en text

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

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

    2015 Social Science & Medicine 124 162-170 0277-9536, 0277-9536 Elsevier Science, Amsterdam The Netherlands English Department of...

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

    | Journal Articles | 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...

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

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

    2015 Zeitschrift für Psychologie 223 3 192-200 2190-83702151-2604 Hogrefe Publishing 10.1027/2151-2604/a000220 Schramm, Elisabeth, Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken (UPK),...

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

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

    0 Frontiers in Psychology 6 1664-1078 Frontiers Research Foundation 0.00.0 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01121 en O'Haire, Marguerite E., Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Department of...

  17. 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

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Gagnon, Isabelle

    2003 92 0612832511; 9780612832510 Universite Laval (Canada) M.Ps. French text

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

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

    2015 267-290 9780398081485 (hardback) 0398081484 (hardback) 9780398081492 (ebook) Charles C Thomas Publisher Springfield, IL English text

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

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

    2015 291-309 9780398081485 (hardback) 0398081484 (hardback) 9780398081492 (ebook) Charles C Thomas Publisher Springfield, IL English text

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

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

    2015 310-327 9780398081485 (hardback) 0398081484 (hardback) 9780398081492 (ebook) Charles C Thomas Publisher Springfield, IL English text