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  1. What is suffering in animals?

    Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.

    In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...

  2. Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.

    Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.

  3. Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women

    Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  4. And then the dog died

    Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.

    Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...

  5. Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3

    Contributor(s):: Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

    Objective: Depression constitutes a major health problem for older people, in this study defined as people 65 years of age and older. Previous studies have shown that mental health among older people who live with animals could be improved, but contrary results exist as well. Therefore, the...

  6. Encouraging social interaction among depressed nursing home residents

    Contributor(s):: John, C. H.

    This paper will examine different strategies for developing social interaction among depressed nursing home residents. Examples of various activities will also be discussed.

  7. Important elements in farm animal-assisted interventions for persons with clinical depression: A qualitative interview study

    Contributor(s):: Pedersen, Ingeborg, Ihlebæk, Camilla, Kirkevold, Marit

    Purpose: The main aim of this study was to obtain participants’ own experience of a farm animal-assisted intervention, and what they perceived as important elements in relation to their mental health. Method: A qualitative study, inspired by a phenomenological-hermeneutical perspective was...

  8. DAWG Foundation

    The DAWG Foundation was formed with the mission of providing a companion canines for US military veterans (and select First Responders) battling PTSD.  The companion canine will be well trained by DAWG Foundation-approved trainers, and will provide everything from simple companionship and...

  9. Practices of therapists using equine facilitated/assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of adolescents diagnosed with depression: A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Frame, Deborah L.

  10. Hounds Healing Heroes

    Hounds Healing Heroes is a group of Volunteers who understand how healing owning a dog can be for someone needing emotional support, from the effects of PTSD, TBI, or Depression. We pair up rescue dogs with Veterans for emotional support. We accept dogs into our program that generally are...

  11. Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation

    Contributor(s):: Gardner, M., McVety, D.

  12. Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.

    Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...

  13. Az allatasszisztalt intervencio hatasa gerincveloserult szemelyek rehabilitaciojaban

    Contributor(s):: Zsoldos, A., Satori, A., Zana, A.

  14. Examining effects of equine-assisted activities to help combat veterans improve quality of life [Guest Editorial]

    Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Krenek, N.

  15. Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Lupton, David

  16. Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial

    Contributor(s):: Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.

  17. Boredom is the enemy

    Contributor(s):: Hayes, N.

  18. Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  19. Perceptions of companion dog benefits on well-being of US military veterans with HIV/AIDS

    Contributor(s):: Kruger, K. S., Stern, S. L., Anstead, G., Finley, E. P.

  20. Horses That Heal

    Welcome to Horses That Heal, a non-profit organization associated with psychological counseling services based in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina; we aim to serve at-risk youth as well as active-duty military, retired and/or reserves.