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Depression in Animals: Gernot Wieland at TEDxGhent
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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...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
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...
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...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression
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...
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.
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
To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students
| Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue
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
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...
From animal behavior to human health: An animal-assisted mindfulness intervention for recurrent depression
| Contributor(s):: Schramm, Elisabeth, Hediger, Karin, Lang, Undine E.
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
| Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
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
Animal-assisted interactions: a creative modality to support youth with depression
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, Tanya K., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
Animal-assisted psychotherapy in the healing of childhood depression
| Contributor(s):: Winston, Ellen, Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
Blazing your own trail: equine-facilitated psychotherapy groups for teens
| Contributor(s):: Willerson, Sara B., Sanford, Vanessa M., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
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...
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)...
Empathy, depression, and anxiety in a human animal interaction program
| Contributor(s):: Banciu, Elena Ecaterina
University of Denver: Philip Tedeschi at TEDxDU
Our pets are our family. Phil (and friend Samantha) share new insights into the importance of animals as sources of comfort and aid to people suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and other life issues.