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  1. Does Viewing a Picture of a Pet During a Mental Arithmetic Task Lower Stress Levels?

    Contributor(s):: Ein, Natalie, Hadad, Marilyn, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin

    Pets can reduce stress in their owner; however, they are not always permitted in public and institutional places. This study examined the impact of people viewing a picture of their pet versus other images on stress levels. One hundred and twenty participants were randomly assigned to one of six...

  2. Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals

    Contributor(s):: Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.

  3. 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...

  4. Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms

    | Contributor(s):: Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.

  5. 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...

  6. Influence of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the attachment representations of youth in residential care

    | Contributor(s):: Balluerka, Nekane, Muela, Alexander, Amiano, Nora, Caldentey, Miquel A.

    This study evaluates the influence of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the attachment representations of a group of adolescents in residential care who suffered traumatic childhood experiences and exhibited mental health problems. The participants of this study were 46 teenagers (mean...

  7. Exploring the experiences of living with psychiatric service dogs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]

    | Contributor(s):: Newton, Robyn

  8. Critical elements in a residential treatment program curriculum for adolescents experiencing trauma symptoms and/or posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]

    | Contributor(s):: Gestrin, Deidre N.

  9. The effects of dolphin interactions with children diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [dissertation]

    | Contributor(s):: Faye, Elissa

  10. Walking with horses: partners for humans recovering from trauma

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    | Contributor(s):: Garland, Deborah L.

    Recovering from a psychological trauma is often a long process wherein reconnecting with others may be difficult. Motivation to reconnect with life may be lacking as the client faces the horror of what happened while simultaneously attempting to control PTSD symptoms. Utilizing qualitative,...

  11. Euthanasia-related strain and coping strategies in animal shelter employees

    | Contributor(s):: Benjamin E. Baran, Joseph A. Allen, Steven G. Rogelberg, Christiane Spitzmuller, Natalie A. DiGiacomo, Jennifer B. Webb, Nathan T Carter, Olga L Clark, Lisa A Teeter, Alan G Walker

    Procedures—With the assistance of experts associated with the Humane Society of the United States, the authors identified 88 animal shelters throughout the United States in which animal euthanasia was actively conducted and for which contact information regarding the shelter director was...

  12. Effects of husbandry and management systems on physiology and behaviour of farmed and laboratory rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Verga, Marina, Luzi, Fabio, Carenzi, Corrado