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Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems
Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.
Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...
Behaviour of horses in a judgment bias test associated with positive or negative reinforcement
Contributor(s):: Freymond, S. B., Briefer, E. F., Zollinger, A., Allmen, Y. G., Wyss, C., Bachmann, I.
Moods can influence our judgment of ambiguous stimuli as positive or negative. Measuring judgment bias in animals is a promising method to objectively assess their emotional states. Our study aimed to develop a cognitive bias test in horses, in order to assess the effect of training using...
Effect of Animal-Assisted Play Therapy on facilitating social behavior for children with autism: a preliminary comparison study
Contributor(s):: Fung, SukChun
Despite evidence that Animal-Assisted Play Therapy increases the positive social behavior of children with autism, little is known about the mechanism of this treatment effect. In the present study, ten children with autism, aged 7-10, were randomized into two groups. One group attended 14...
Dolphins, dogs, and robot seals for the treatment of neurological disease
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Contributor(s):: Burton, Adrian
La médiation équine en psychiatrie infanto-juvénile. D'un état des lieux à une étude d’évaluation clinique. = Equine-assisted therapy in child psychiatry
Contributor(s):: Ansorge, J., Sudres, J. L.
Writing letters to help patients with service and support animals
Contributor(s):: Ensminger, John J., Thomas, J. Lawrence
Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Ockenden, E. M., Groef, B. de, Marston, L.
Animal hoarding not only presents significant welfare issues for the animals involved, but also for the hoarders and people in the surrounding community. Existing studies on the issue have primarily been undertaken in the USA and little is known about animal hoarding in other countries, including...
Farmers under pressure. analysis of the social conditions of cases of animal neglect
Contributor(s):: Andrade, S. B., Anneberg, I.
In this paper we analyse how risk factors in highly industrialised agriculture are connected to animal neglect. With Danish agriculture as a case study, we use two types of data. First, we use register data from Statistics Denmark to map how risk factors such as farmers' financial and social...
Salivary cortisol and behavior in therapy dogs during animal-assisted interventions: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Glenk, L. M., Kothgassner, O. D., Stetina, B. U., Palme, R., Kepplinger, B., Baran, H.
Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) have been associated with positive effects on human psychological and physiological health. Although the perception of quality standards in AAIs is high, only few investigations have focused on potential welfare implications for therapy dogs linked to their...
[Useful of animals as integrated rehabilitation in patients with psychological and physical discomfort]
Contributor(s):: Pugliese, A., Fenga, C., Pugliese, M.
Animal-assisted interventions and psychiatric disorders: knowledge and attitudes among general practitioners, psychiatrists, and psychologists
Contributor(s):: Berget, B., Grepperud, S., Aasland, O. G., Braastad, B. O.
Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Contributor(s):: Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., Johnson, A. L., Jeffreys, M. D., Pride, D., Moreno, C., Peterson, A. L.
Psychiatric investigation of 18 bereaved pet owners
Contributor(s):: Kimura, Y., Kawabata, H., Maezawa, M.
Selection methods for horses used in hippotherapy
Contributor(s):: Moisa, C. M., Barabasi, J., Papuc, I.
The relationship between type of pet ownning and pet owner personality and mental health care
Contributor(s):: Zardkhaneh, S. A., Rostami, R., Mamaghanieh, M.
A dominating imaginary friend, cruelty to animals, social withdrawal, and growth deficiency in a 7-year-old girl with parents with schizophrenia
Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Henry L., Prince, Jefferson B., Ireland, Rachel, Stein, Martin T.
Childhood Bestiality: A Potential Precursor to Adult Interpersonal Violence
Contributor(s):: Hensley, Christopher, Tallichet, Suzanne E., Dutkiewicz, Erik L.
Farm animal-assisted intervention for people with clinical depression: a randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I., Martinsen, E. W., Berget, B., Braastad, B. O.
Pets and mental health
Contributor(s):: Cusack, Odean
Animal Imagery in the Psychoanalytic World: Childhood, Pathology, and Culture
Contributor(s):: Stagner, Brian H.