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...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
Contributor(s):: Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in...
Household pets and depression among urban adolescents
Contributor(s):: Mary M. Nevin-Haas
This study was designed to describe the prevalence of depression among a group of adolescents and examine the relationships between depression and presence of pets in the home, primary ownership of pets and perceived degree of attachment to the pets by the subjects. The coping conceptual...
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...
Depression in Animals: Gernot Wieland at TEDxGhent
Contributor(s):: Gernot Wieland
“Depression in Animals” deals with the construction of human identity determined by the exclusion of the other – namely the animal. Accompanied by projections, this talk examines the relationship between humans and animals and its history of control and power. Gernot Wieland...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
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...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Depression
Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of interest in activities, and fatigue. Most people will feel sad or depressed at times, but when these feelings last for weeks and interfere with normal daily activities, it may be a more...
Dog interaction with persons receiving institutional geriatric care
Contributor(s):: Neer, C. A., Dorn, C. R., Grayson, I.
An investigation of the effects of dog visits on depression, mood, and social interaction in elderly individuals living in a nursing home
Contributor(s):: Phelps, Kristin A, Miltenberger, Raymond G, Jens, Tess, Wadeson, Heather
To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students
| Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue
Mental health and general wellness in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike
| Contributor(s):: Lowe, Sarah R., Joshi, Spruha, Pietrzak, Robert H., Galea, Sandro, Cerda, Magdalena
From animal behavior to human health: An animal-assisted mindfulness intervention for recurrent depression
| Contributor(s):: Schramm, Elisabeth, Hediger, Karin, Lang, Undine E.
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
| Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
Effets d'une therapie assistee par l'animal aupres de personnes agees ayant des symptomes depressifs et residant dans un centre d'hebergement et de soins de longue duree
| Contributor(s):: Gagnon, Isabelle
Blazing your own trail: equine-facilitated psychotherapy groups for teens
| Contributor(s):: Willerson, Sara B., Sanford, Vanessa M., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
Animal-assisted psychotherapy in the healing of childhood depression
| Contributor(s):: Winston, Ellen, Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
Animal-assisted interactions: a creative modality to support youth with depression
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, Tanya K., Brooke, Stephanie L., Myers, Charles Edwin
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...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on our overall health. Professionals and organizations began to implement animal-assisted therapy (AAT)...