Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
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 suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
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 programs that include a psychotherapeutic component also have a positive impact. However, much of...
Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional
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 más precisamente sobre las personas con trastorno mental. Lo que me motivó en esta...
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 diagnoses with the help of our incredible horses. It has been our delight to serve Northeast Florida...
Effects of interactions with animals on human psychological distress
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Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K.
The value of using metaphorical mirrors with alcoholics and addicts in treatment with a mutigenerational viewpoint
Contributor(s):: Matkovich, Sue
Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children
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 insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...
Pets and happiness: examining the association between pet ownership and wellbeing
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 the beneficial effects of pets on the negative aspects of mental health as well. However, much less...
Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios
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 many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...
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...
Newspaper portrayals, local policies, and dog-supportive public space: who's wagging whom?
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 endorsed designing and managing public space to support dog-walking. Nevertheless, the presence of...
Dog-assisted intervention (MTI) with mentally disordered prisoners: enhancing empathy–a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Turner, K, Stetina, BU, Burger, E, Glenk, LM, Kothgassner, OD, Handlos, U
Childhood experiences with family pets and internalizing symptoms in early adulthood
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 ( n=318) responded to an online survey that included questions about bonding with childhood pets, exposure...
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...
Flawed analyses undermine proposed relationship between childhood cat ownership and schizophrenia
Contributor(s):: Wolf, Peter J., Hamilton, Francis E.
Contributor(s):: Torrey, E. Fuller, Simmons, Wendy, Yolken, Robert H.