Empathy, depression, and anxiety in a human animal interaction program
Contributor(s):: Banciu, Elena Ecaterina
University of Denver: Philip Tedeschi at TEDxDU
Our pets are our family. Phil (and friend Samantha) share new insights into the importance of animals as sources of comfort and aid to people suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and other life issues.
Paws of War
Paws of War's mission is to train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our United States military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war such as PTSD. In turn each veteran can experience the therapeutic and unconditional love only a companion animal can...
[The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]
Contributor(s):: Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.
On the record
Contributor(s):: Cook, Vicki
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Animal-assisted interactions (AAI): a creative modality to support youth with depression
Contributor(s):: Bailey, Tanya K., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
Is the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy/Activity Effective in Improving Quality of Life through Self-Efficacy, Self-Perceived Health, Sense of Coherence and Mood?
Contributor(s):: Keene, Kendra B.
Animal Madness: A Natural History of Disorder
Contributor(s):: Braitman, Laurel
Is Animal Assisted Therapy with Dogs Effective in Improving Psychosocial Variables of Mood in Hospital Patients?
Contributor(s):: Morris, Kelsey A.
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.
The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.
Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression
Contributor(s):: Jorm, A. F., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Rodgers, B.
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into...
What is suffering in animals?
Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.
In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...
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.
Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women
Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
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.