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
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.
Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults
| 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...
Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.
"Recovering With Nature": A Review of Ecotherapy and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Chaudhury, P., Banerjee, D.
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: email@example.com.Department of Psychiatry, Jawahar Lal Nehru...
Household Cats and Children's Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Moira R. Riley, Bonita Gibb, Anne Gadomski
Despite household cats being the second most popular household pet in the United States, little is known about how cat ownership affects children's development. Although household cats are generally believed to have a positive effect on adult health there are potential risks and benefits of...
Book Review:"The Practice of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: An innovative modality for facilitating mental wellness"
| Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett
This sixteen chapter book details the experiences of the author whose primary therapeutic practice incorporates dogs in a clinical setting with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is an introductory book written in a relaxed and accessible style with a number of case examples and...
Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy Among Children with Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Alysa Amelio
Background: Mental health illness is on the rise amongst children in the United States. Research is still underway about alternative forms of therapy to provide to this vulnerable population. One of the alternative therapies utilized is Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). Objectives: The...
Prison Rehabilitation: The Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Daisy Corleto
This paper examines animal-assisted interventions as a new form of rehabilitation in the prison setting. It focuses specifically on the multiple benefits that this form of therapy/intervention can bring to inmates, such as the reduction in recidivism and the acquirement of new skills....
Equine facilitated psychotherapy with young people: Why insurance coverage matters
| Contributor(s):: Ballard, Isabel, Vincent, Aviva, Collins, Cyleste
The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Angie Slowik
Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....
Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?
| Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K.
2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text
How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.
Human-animal relationships and interactions during the Covid-19 lockdown phase in the UK: Investigating links with mental health and loneliness
| Contributor(s):: Ratschen, E., Shoesmith, E., Shahab, L., Silva, K., Kale, D., Toner, P., Reeve, C., Mills, D. S.
The effect of equine-assisted therapies on behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: White, E., Zippel, J., Kumar, S.
The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being
| Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.
Is There An Association Between Animals and Inmate Mental Health?
| Contributor(s):: Cole Benko
The idea of using animals and, in some cases, service animals, for therapeutic services has been becoming more popular recently. The definition of a service animal states that any dog who is trained to complete tasks in order to benefit a person who has a disability, however, all kinds of...
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.
Is Dog Ownership Associated with Mental Health? A Population Study of 68,362 Adults Living in England
| Contributor(s):: Liu, Shengxin, Powell, Lauren, Chia, Debbie, Russ, Tom C., McGreevy, Paul D., Bauman, Adrian E., Edwards, Kate M., Stamatakis, Emmanuel
The association between dog ownership and mental health remains unclear. The primary aim of this study was to investigate this association, while the secondary aim was to examine possible interactions between dog ownership and marital status in relation to mental health. A population sample of...