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  1. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.

    Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...

  2. Can biomarkers of biological age be used to assess cumulative lifetime experience?

    | Contributor(s):: Bateson, M., Poirier, C.

  3. Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Current State, Challenges and Future Directions

    | Contributor(s):: Marchand, W. R., Andersen, S. J., Smith, J. E., Hoopes, K. H., Carlson, J. K.

  4. Engaging Adolescents: Animal Assisted Therapy for Adolescents with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Kate C. Trujillo, Greg T. Kuo, Madelyne L. Hull, Amanda E. Ingram, Christian C. Thurstone

  5. Donkey Therapy and Hippotherapy: Two Faces of the Same Coin?

    | Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Maresca, G., Raffa, A., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., Calabro, R. S.

  6. [1st experiences with therapeutic horseback riding in a psychiatric hospital]

    | Contributor(s):: Moll, J.

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  7. Koira-avusteinen terapia lasten psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa

    | Contributor(s):: Susanna Tuovinen

    Koira-avusteinen psykoterapia on maailmalla tunnettu hoitomuoto psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa. Suomessa se ei kuitenkaan ole vielä saavuttanut samanlaista suosiota. Tämä opinnäytetyö kertoo koira-avusteisesta terapiasta ja sen käytöstä...

  8. The Exceptional Sidekick

    Founded in 2016, the mission of Exceptional Sidekick Service Dogs in Newtown, CT is to transform lives by identifying, raising, and training exceptional Psychiatric Service Dogs to match -- at no cost -- with children and adults suffering from psychiatric disabilities, while engaging and...

  9. Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald

    One of the primary roles for U.S. Army Occupational Therapists (OTs) during combat operations is the Behavioral Health (BH) mission. Army OTs have been involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) providing BH treatment to service members, serving in Brigade...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy with female inmates with mental illness: a case example from a pilot program

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    | Contributor(s):: Jasperson, Rachael A.

    Female offenders' mental health needs have consistently been shown to exceed those of male offenders. Incarcerated women report higher rates of violent victimization, major depression, posttraumatic stress diorder, mood disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. For...

  11. Psychiatric Service Dog Partners

    Psychiatric Service Dog Partners (PSDP) works toward its mission by advancing the public information on this website, hosting a private online peer guidance group, holding an annual convention for PSD handlers, fairly advocating for wisely-considered and experience-driven laws and policies,...

  12. Médiation animale et troubles psycho-comportementaux de la démence : évaluation en unité de vie protégée

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    | Contributor(s):: Colney, Laëtitia

  13. On call 24/7—The emerging roles of service and support animals

    | Contributor(s):: Tedeschi, Philip, Pearson, Jennifer A., Bayly, Dan, Fine, Aubrey H.

  14. The Effect of the presence of a pet animal on the socialization behavior of withdrawn hospitalized persons with a psychiatric diagnosis

    | Contributor(s):: Barbara P. Olchowy

    In recent years increased attention has been given to the special benefits that animals provide to the medically ill, the emotionally disturbed, the elderly, the physically impaired and the normal healthy person.  The effect of the presence of animal companionship has been associated with...

  15. Animal-assisted therapy with chronic psychiatric inpatients: equine-assisted psychotherapy and aggressive behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Nurenberg, J. R., Schleifer, S. J., Shaffer, T. M., Yellin, M., Desai, P. J., Amin, R., Bouchard, A., Montalvo, C.

  16. No training required: the availability of emotional support animals as a component of equal access for the psychiatrically disabled under the Fair Housing Act.

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    | Contributor(s):: Ligatti, Christopher C.

    This article briefly describes the purpose and passage of the Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988. This article then explain the framework of federal disability rights laws and the standard upon which requests for reasonable accommodations are evaluated. This article...

  17. Changes in social-emotional behavior and attention span during animal assisted activities with children with psychiatric problems, living in a residential setting

    | Contributor(s):: Enders-Slegers, Marie-Jose

  18. Effect of animal-assisted therapy on the psychological and functional status of elderly populations and patients with psychiatric disorders: a meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Virués-Ortega, Javier, Pastor-Barriuso, Roberto, Castellote, Juan M., Población, Adolfo, de Pedro-Cuesta, Jesús

  19. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    | Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...

  20. Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities in Alzheimer's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Sibel Cevizci, Halil Murat Sen, Fahri Gunes, Elif Karaahment

    This book section discusses animal assisted therapy and its effect on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's Disease.