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Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans...
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
Psychosomatics (Washington, D.C.)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195,...
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine...
Pets and happiness: examining the association between pet ownership and wellbeing
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bao, K. J., Schreer, G.
Are pets associated with happiness in their owners? Some research has demonstrated positive connections between pets and the physical health of their owners, and more recently, research has shown...
Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional
| Theses | Contributor(s): Serena Dubreu
El objetivo del proceso de investigación de mi Trabajo de Fin de Grado recae en los beneficios que tienen la naturaleza y los animales sobre las personas con diversidad funcional y...
We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit equine assisted activities and therapy program located in Middleburg, Florida. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults with various...
Effects of interactions with animals on human psychological distress
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Crossman, Molly K.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
John Wiley & Sons
The value of using metaphorical mirrors with alcoholics and addicts in treatment with a mutigenerational viewpoint
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matkovich, Sue
Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong
Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of...
Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.
The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that...
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...
Newspaper portrayals, local policies, and dog-supportive public space: who's wagging whom?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Toohey, A. M., Rock, M. J.
Dog-walking promotes physical activity and positive social interactions, and thus dog-walking has implications for people's physical and mental health. As a result, experts in public health have...
Dog-assisted intervention (MTI) with mentally disordered prisoners: enhancing empathy–a pilot study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, K, Stetina, BU, Burger, E, Glenk, LM, Kothgassner, OD, Handlos, U
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research
Childhood experiences with family pets and internalizing symptoms in early adulthood
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Girardi, A., Pozzulo, J. D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether childhood experiences with family pets are associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in early adulthood. Undergraduate students (...
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...