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Effects of animal-assisted therapy on mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

By Alison Thies

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This project explores the potential of using animals (particularly dogs) in animal-assisted therapy( AAT) with veterans who suffer from PTSD and reports on research that shows improvement in symptoms such as regulation of emotions, perceived quality of life, social functioning, sleep patterns, and flashback episodes, in both immediate post-treatment and at 6-month follow-ups.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date May 2018
Publisher David A. Cofrin Library
Format PDF
URL http://diglib.uwgb.edu/digital/collection/p17003coll5/id/60/
Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Mental health and well-being
  3. open access
  4. Pet therapy
  5. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  6. veterans
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