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  1. Animal-assisted therapy with dolphins in eating disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Roman Schenk, Olga Pollatos, Sabine Schenk, Rainer Schandry

    This pilot study examined a dolphin assisted therapy for patients with eating disorder (EDs). 25 patients received a multimodal treatment consisting of dolphin interaction in combination with psycho education, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional education and craniosacral therapy. These...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy with Farm Animals for Persons with Psychiatric Disorders: Effects on Anxiety and Depression, a Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Berget, Bente, Ekeberg, Øivind, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Braastad, Bjarne O.

  3. Anticipatory grief and pet loss preparation

    | Contributor(s):: Gardner, M., McVety, D.

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

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

  5. Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    | 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 having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...

  6. Association between life events and change in depressive symptoms in Hong Kong Chinese elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, Dicken, Kwok, Anthony, Leung, Jason, Yuen, Kay, Choy, Dicky, Leung, Ping Chung

  7. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang

    Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...

  8. 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...

  9. Az allatasszisztalt intervencio hatasa gerincveloserult szemelyek rehabilitaciojaban

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    | Contributor(s):: Zsoldos, A., Satori, A., Zana, A.

    Bevezetés: Az állatasszisztált programok interdiszciplináris megközelítést képviselnek, komplementer módszerként integrálhatók a preventív, a terápiás és a...

  10. Back to the dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Tatschl, C., Finsterer, J., Stollberger, C.

  11. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    | 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 effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  12. Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Ingram, K. M., Cohen-Filipic, J.

  13. Biopsychosocial Factors and Cognitive Function in Cat Ownership and Attachment in Community-dwelling Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Branson, Sandra M., Boss, Lisa, Padhye, Nikhil S., Gee, Nancy R., Trötscher, Thea T.

    Few studies consider the health benefits of pet ownership from a biopsychosocial perspective, and a paucity of studies investigate cat ownership. The current study was designed to determine if psychosocial factors (stress, loneliness, and depression), biological levels of stress and...

  14. Boredom is the enemy

    | Contributor(s):: Hayes, N.

  15. Can the Visits of Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) Influence the Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) of Male Aging Patients Institutionalized with Dementia in Health Care Units? A Pilot Study of Madeira Island, Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: S. Vasconcelos, J. Azevedo, C. Casanova, H. Jardim, D. Neto, S. Jardim, C. Viegas

    Despite the fact that in the last decades, several mental health studies have shown that companion animals contribute to psychological and social well- being in humans (e.g., positive impacts have been observed in the elderly medicated for chronic diseases such as anxiety, dementia, and...

  16. Canine-Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation

    | Contributor(s):: Snipelisky, D., Smidt, J., Gallup, S., Myrick, J., Bauer, B., Burton, M. C.

  17. Characterization of interaction between owner and dog treated at the veterinary hospital of Federal University of Uberlandia

    | Contributor(s):: Santana, J. A., Castro, I. P. de, Almeida, L. P. de

    Increasing urbanization has increased the proximity of people with dogs. An inappropriate interaction between them can be the cause of several behavioral disorders such as aggression and depression by both the man and the animal. Thus, we proposed to conduct a survey to assess the management and...

  18. 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...

  19. 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

  20. Cognitive behavior therapy for depression? Choose horses for courses

    | Contributor(s):: Parker, Gordon, Roy, Kay, Eyers, Kerrie