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  1. 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...

  2. Why does lifelong conventional housing reduce the sociability of female mice?

    | Contributor(s):: Kitchenham, Lindsey, Nazal, Basma, Adcock, Aimee, Nip, Emma, MacLellan, Aileen, Mason, Georgia

  3. Paws for Thought Counselling

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  4. The Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.

  5. 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.

  6. Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  7. Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students

    | Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman

  8. The Relationship Between Time Spent in Nature, Time Spent with Animals, and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in a Recently Traumatized Population

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Nicole

  9. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

  10. Depression among pet owners and non-pet owners: a comparative cross-sectional study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    | Contributor(s):: Chakma, S. K., Islam, T. T., Shahjalal, M., Mitra, D. K.

    Background: Depression is a major contributor to overall global disease burden, often beginning in the teenage years and continuing into later life. Previous studies have reported high global rates of depression during these formative years, including in Bangladesh. At the same time, the...

  11. 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...

  12. “I Can’t Give Up When I Have Them to Care for”: People’s Experiences of Pets and Their Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Hawkins, Emma L., Tip, Liesbeth

    Contact with animals has been increasingly recognized as being beneficial to mental health and wellbeing due to their therapeutic function, with “animal-assisted therapies” gaining in popularity. There is less research exploring how companion animals within the home impact upon mental health and...

  13. Animal welfare as preventative medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S.

  14. What do animals want?

    | Contributor(s):: Franks, B.

  15. Hootie's Horse Haven

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    Hooties Horse Haven is a ranch dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams and reach their goals.

  16. Could Greater Time Spent Displaying Waking Inactivity in the Home Environment Be a Marker for a Depression-Like State in the Domestic Dog?

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    | Contributor(s):: Naomi D. Harvey, Alexandra Moesta, Sarah Kappel, Chanakarn Wongsaengchan, Hannah Harris, Peter J. Craigon, Carole Fureix

    Dogs exposed to aversive events can become inactive and unresponsive and are commonly referred to as being “depressed”, but this association remains to be tested. We investigated whether shelter dogs spending greater time inactive “awake but motionless” (ABM) in their...

  17. Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression

    | Contributor(s):: Phadsri, S., Shioji, R., Tanimura, A., Jaknissai, J., Apichai, S., Sookruay, T.

  18. Hoofbeats to Healing

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    Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...

  19. 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...

  20. ペットロスの疫学

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    | Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura