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  1. Dolphin therapy

    Contributor(s):: Gouva, E., Ergolavou, A., Paschos, I., Perdikaris, C., Nathanailides, C., Damigou, N., Athanasopoulou, F.

    Dolphin therapy emerged during the 1950s. The work of Dr. John Lilly played an important role, since he investigated the impact of dolphins on disabled people. From 1978 onwards, the therapeutic aid of dolphins was further advanced, especially after the success of Dr Davis Nathanson with...

  2. Dolphin-assisted therapy: more flawed data and more flawed conclusions

    Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.

    Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld [1998] and Humphries [2003]) concluded...

  3. Dolphins for the doldrums?

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Daniela Cristina Ramos, N.O. Da Cruz, Sarah L.H. Ellis, J.A.E. Hernandez, Archivaldo Reche-Junior

    Animal hoarding is a spectrum-based condition in which hoarders are often reported to have had normal and appropriate pet-keeping habits in childhood and early adulthood. Historically, research has focused largely on well-established clinical animal hoarders with little work targeted towards...

  5. Effect of a companion dog on depression and anxiety levels of elderly residents in a long-term care facility

    | Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna C., Kemp, Rene

  6. Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla

    Objectives The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home residents is known to be very high, with depression and agitation being the most common symptoms. The possible effects of a 12‐week intervention with animal‐assisted activities (AAA) in nursing homes...

  7. Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K. G., Best, A. M.

    This study investigated the effect of an aquarium on pretreatment anxiety, fear, frustration and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. 42 patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquaria. Self-reported measures of depression, anxiety,...

  8. Effect of group integrated intervention program combined animal-assisted therapy and integrated elderly play therapy on live alone elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Kil, T., Yoon, K. A., Ryu, H., Kim, M.

  9. 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...

  10. Effectiveness of a Combined Intervention on Psychological and Physical Capacities of Frail Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Apostolo, J., Dixe, M. D. A., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Areosa, T., Santos-Rocha, R., Brauna, M., Ribeiro, J., Marques, I., Freitas, J., Almeida, M. L., Couto, F.

  11. Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression

    | Contributor(s):: Jorm, A. F., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Rodgers, B.

  12. Effects of animal-assisted interventions for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Batubara, S. O., Tonapa, S. I., Saragih, I. D., Mulyadi, M., Lee, B. O.

  13. Effects of brief behavioural activation on approach and avoidance tendencies in acute depression: Preliminary findings

    | Contributor(s):: Nasrin, Farjana, Rimes, Katharine, Reinecke, Andrea, Rinck, Mike, Barnhofer, Thorsten

  14. Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  15. Effects of the multimodal intervention program including animal-assisted therapy on depression and self-esteem among university students

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    | Contributor(s):: Kil, T.

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of the multimodal group intervention that combined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and integrated play therapy (IPT) on depression and self-esteem in undergraduate university students. The subjects were 40 students attending animal-related and social...

  16. Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

    | 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 animals in our homes, with an estimated 180 million cats and dogs living in US households. While pet...

  17. 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...

  18. Encouraging social interaction among depressed nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: John, C. H.

    This paper will examine different strategies for developing social interaction among depressed nursing home residents. Examples of various activities will also be discussed.

  19. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.

  20. Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms

    | Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.