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Grieving the loss of a pet
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| Pamphlets | Contributor(s): Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, Ingela, Hellzén, Ove, Ekker, Knut, Berg, Anne-Grethe T.
Aging & Mental Health
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these...
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
| Theses | Contributor(s): Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA)...
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela J. Schreiner
Animals interact with humans in multiple ways, including as therapy and service animals, commercially as livestock, as wildlife, and in zoos. But the most common interaction is as companion...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
| Journal Articles
Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
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...
Companion-animals' effectiveness in managing chronic pain in adult community members
| Journal Articles | 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...
To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students
| Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Shellenbarger, Sue
Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
Mental health and general wellness in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, Sarah R., Joshi, Spruha, Pietrzak, Robert H., Galea, Sandro, Cerda, Magdalena
Social Science & Medicine
Elsevier Science, Amsterdam The Netherlands
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...
Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Katcher, A. H., Lynch, J. J., Thomas, S. A.
Article from a special issue on Human--companion animal bond
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf...
What is suffering in animals?
| Book Sections | 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...
Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.
European Journal of Integrative Medicine
Correspondence to Lang, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité...
Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gardner, M., McVety, D.
Proceedings of the NAVC Conference, 18-22 January 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA
Volume 28, Small Animal & Exotics
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home...
Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?
| Journal Articles | 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...