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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Hope Therapy

    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...

  4. Effect of Animal-Assisted Play Therapy on facilitating social behavior for children with autism: a preliminary comparison study

    Contributor(s):: Fung, SukChun

    Despite evidence that Animal-Assisted Play Therapy increases the positive social behavior of children with autism, little is known about the mechanism of this treatment effect. In the present study, ten children with autism, aged 7-10, were randomized into two groups. One group attended 14...

  5. Pets and mental health

    Contributor(s):: Cusack, Odean

  6. Animal Imagery in the Psychoanalytic World: Childhood, Pathology, and Culture

    Contributor(s):: Stagner, Brian H.

  7. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial

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    Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Oivind Ekeberg, Bjarne O Braastad

    Background: The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disordershave been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studiesusing farm animals as therapeutic agents for psychiatric patients. The study was developed in thecontext of...