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  1. The Psychological and Physiological Effects of Using a Therapy Dog in Mindfulness Training

    Contributor(s):: Henry, Courtney L., Crowley, Susan 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...

  2. Childhood Experiences with Family Pets and Internalizing Symptoms in Early Adulthood

    Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta, Pozzulo, Joanna 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...

  3. Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.

  4. Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study

    Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.

  5. Controlled clinical trial of canine therapy versus usual care to reduce patient anxiety in the emergency department

    Contributor(s):: Kline, J. A., Fisher, M. A., Pettit, K. L., Linville, C. T., Beck, A. M.

  6. Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope

    Contributor(s):: Gertz, A., Rabinowitz, P. M.

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  7. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  8. 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...

  9. Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus

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    | Contributor(s):: Von Bergen, C. W.

    For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their...

  10. [The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]

    | Contributor(s):: Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.

  11. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    | Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  12. Reduced anxiety during dog assisted interviews in acute schizophrenic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Lang, U. E., Jansen, J. B., Wertenauer, F., Gallinat, J., Rapp, M. A.

  13. Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression.

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, Andreas O.M., Lee, Ah Hyung, Wertenauer, Florian, Ricken, Roland, Jansen, Joanna J., Gallinat, Juergen, Lang, Undine E.

  14. And then the dog died

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.

    Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...

  15. Early stage animal hoarders: are these owners of large numbers of adequately cared for cats?

    | Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Cruz, N. O. da, Ellis, S. L. H., Hernandez, J. A. E., Reche Junior, A.

  16. Holding company of animals. Potential benefits for people with endocrinopathies and metabolic diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues Hernandorena, B., Alvarez Alvarez, A. M., Elias-Calles, L. C., Ledon Llanes, L., Mendoza Trujillo, M., Dominguez Alonso, E.

  17. Recent Legal Trends Support Requiring Colleges and Universities to Permit Emotional Support Animals in Student Housing

    | Contributor(s):: Neal H. Hutchens

    Emerging legal trends suggest colleges and universities should be prepared to make accommodations for emotional support animals, specifically under the requirements of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Examining recent legal developments, this practitioner...

  18. Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan

  19. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  20. Experiences and needs of Adult Protective Services case managers when assisting clients who have companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Boat, Barbara W., Knight, Juliette C.