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Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD
Contributor(s):: Allison M. Loy, Will Davis
Approximately 300,000 Post-9/11 veterans are identified as having post-traumatic stress disorder in this country but it’s estimated that only 1 in 3 asks for help. For those who do, different kinds of therapy can help to manage the after effects of trauma. Many veterans find comfort from pets.
Hee haw - donkey assisted therapy
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My name is Nancy Willard. I have a background in special education and law and currently focus on bullying prevention. (http://embraceciviity.org) I also own several donkeys.
The approach I...
The War Brain
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This article discusses the impact of exposure to war zones on the human brain and compares it to the survival instincts of horses which are "prey animals" who depend on their primal instincts for survival. The article attempts to relabel the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Guerin, N. A., Kirkham, A. C.
Operation Delta Dog
Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.Assistance animals are a practical and successful way to...
Horse Back UK
In November 2008 Jock and Emma Hutchison moved with their young family to Ferrar just outside Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. Their plan was to set up a business using American Quarter Horses and western riding to explore the beautiful scenery of Royal Deeside. That Christmas several friends, many of...
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer
The Effect of Service Dog Partnership on the Mental Health Status of United States Veterans: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SF-36v2 Mental Health Survey
Contributor(s):: Colleen McLaughlin
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a historically significant problem for soldiers and Marines in the United States military. A host of recent research supports this claim, and lends itself to the question of why more is not being done to help those who suffer from combat related stress...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
Service dogs: offering help for PTSD
Contributor(s):: Wilken, Stephanie A.
Going to the Dogs
Contributor(s):: Miller, Peter R.
New studies focus on service dogs and PTSD
Contributor(s):: Kime, Patricia
Study will measure dogs' usefulness to vets with PTSD
Testing power of dogs' love
VA renews study of service dogs for PTSD
Paws of healing: Service dogs help soothe wounds of war
Contributor(s):: Hemmerly-Brown, Alexandra
The Healing Power of Dogs
Contributor(s):: Collins, Elizabeth M.
Cute dogs for a cause
Dogs Could Help Treat PTSD
Online survey: Service dogs for PTSD?