Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Contributor(s):: National Institute of Mental Health
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it's natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This "fight-or-flight" response is a...
Therapy dogs and stress management assistance during disasters
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| Contributor(s):: Jan Shubert
The therapeutic use of animals can be traced back to the times of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. These practices were abandoned for centuries, however, as a result of changing religious and cultural mores. The resumption of the use of animals for therapeutic purposes can be...
Service dog training program for treatment of posttraumatic stress in service members
| Contributor(s):: Rick A Yount, Meg Daley Olmert, Mary R Lee
In July 2008, social worker and certified service dog trainer Rick Yount created the first Warrior dog-trainingprogram designed to be a safe, effective, nonpharmaceutical intervention to treat the symptoms of posttraumaticstress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury in Veterans and service...
Rehabilitative canine interactions at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
| Contributor(s):: Arthur F Yeager, Jennifer Irwin
Due to rapid advances in the medical field, effective holistic forms of patient care are often precluded from best practice consideration. Without evidence-based data on these nontraditional interventions, resources are likely to focus more on costly equipment, complicated surgeries, and...
The Early Years
| Contributor(s):: Elspeth C Ritchie, Robinette J Amaker
In 2012, it seems that service dogs and therapy dogs are everywhere. These include dogs for both civilians and service members with combat injuries. Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Service...
The role of pet ownership as a possible buffer variable in traumatic experiences
| Contributor(s):: Aramba
Animal-assisted Prolonged Exposure: A treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Bleiberg, J., Prout, M., Debiak, D., Lefkowitz, C., Paharia, I.
Hounds Helping Heroes Heal
Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...
Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma
| Contributor(s):: Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.
Saving Grace K9's
The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...