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  1. Interdisciplinary Mental Health Approach to Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Large, Brier Van Valin

    Purpose: The purpose of this program plan, Veteran Equine Therapy Services: An Interdisciplinary approach (VETS), is to provide an interdisciplinary, theory-driven structure to increase veterans’ occupational performance in the community using equines as a therapeutic medium. Methods: A...

  2. Benefits of Green Care for Youth with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Nosbusch

    Green Care provides therapeutic interventions using both plants and animals. While common in Norway and Holland Green Care is just beginning to take hold in the United States. This research looks at the possible benefits of Green Care to youth who have a mental health diagnosis. This was done...

  3. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    | Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  4. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  5. ペットロスの疫学

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    | Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura

  6. Association between pet ownership and physical activity levels, atopic conditions, and mental health in Singapore: a propensity score-matched analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Ying Xian Goh, Joel Shi Quan Tan, Nicholas L. Syn, Beverley Shu Wen Tan, Jia Ying Low, Yi Han Foo, Waikit Fung, Brandon Yi Da Hoong, Junxiong Pang

  7. The Role of Pet Ownership and Attachment in Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Deidre Watt, Nancy A. Pachana

  8. Reducing loneliness and improving well-being among older adults with animatronic pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Rifky Tkatch, Lizi Wu, Stephanie MacLeod, Rachel Ungar, Laurie Albright, Daniel Russell, James Murphy, James Schaeffer, Charlotte S. Yeh

  9. Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai

  10. Differences in Self-Esteem Between Cat Owners, Dog Owners, and Individuals Without Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, André Hajek

  11. Pet ownership and its influence on mental health in older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Genieve Zhe Hui Gan, Anne-Marie Hill, Polly Yeung, Sharon Keesing, Julie Anne Netto

  12. An exploratory case study of the impact of psychiatric service dogs on problematic substance use among PTSD-diagnosed veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Husband, A., Ahmed, A., Dell, C. A.

    Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring problematic substance use is a health concern among Canadian military veterans. There are complex pathways to their problematic use of substances, including high-risk use of licit and illicit substances both pre and post PTSD...

  13. Dogs Supporting Human Health and Well-Being: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Fine, A. H., Trammell, J. P.

    Humans have long realized that dogs can be helpful, in a number of ways, to achieving important goals. This is evident from our earliest interactions involving the shared goal of avoiding predators and acquiring food, to our more recent inclusion of dogs in a variety of contexts including...

  14. A Commentary about Lessons Learned: Transitioning a Therapy Dog Program Online during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Dell, C., Williamson, L., McKenzie, H., Carey, B., Cruz, M., Gibson, M., Pavelich, A.

    In 2015, the University of Saskatchewan PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program partnered with St. John Ambulance for therapy dog teams to visit our campus and offer attendees love, comfort and support. We recognized at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that students, staff and faculty may...

  15. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena

  16. The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.

  17. Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Cook, Sydney Busch

    Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...

  18. Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.

  19. "Recovering With Nature": A Review of Ecotherapy and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Chaudhury, P., Banerjee, D.

  20. Recognizing the role of animal-assisted therapies in addressing mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Nagendrappa, S., Shoib, S., Rehman, S., Grigo, O., Ransing, R.

    2020Asian J Psychiatr531023901876-2018 (Print)1876-201810.1016/j.ajp.2020.102390engDepartment of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru-29, India. Electronic address: nsachin40@gmail.com.Department of Psychiatry, Jawahar Lal Nehru...