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  1. "Nudging them back to reality": toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Edwards, M. E., Pooley, J. A.

  2. A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)

    Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.

  3. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  4. Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems

    Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.

    Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...

  5. Adolescents' bereavement experiences. Prevalence, association with depressive symptoms, and use of services

    Contributor(s):: Harrison, Lucy, Harrington, Richard

  6. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

    Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie

  7. Animal assisted therapy (AAT) program as a useful adjunct to conventional psychosocial rehabilitation for patients with schizophrenia: Results of a small-scale randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Calvo, Paula, Fortuny, Joan R., Guzmán, Sergio, Macías, Cristina, Bowen, Jonathan, García, María L., Orejas, Olivia, Molins, Ferran, Tvarijonaviciute, Asta, Cerón, José J., Bulbena, Antoni, Fatjó, Jaume

  8. Animal models and human depressive disorders

    Contributor(s):: R. J. Katz

    Clinical depressive disorders are complex in presentation, dissimilar in origins and course, and often pleomorphic in character. An adequate understanding of their origins, biological substrates, and amenability to established and novel forms of therapy demands biological and social interventions...

  9. Animal models of affective behaviors and drug addiction

    Contributor(s):: Drews, Eva, Becker, Astrid, Bilkei-Gorzo, Andras, Zimmer, Andreas

  10. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    Contributor(s):: Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry

  11. Animal-assisted therapy as an intervention for reducing depression among long-term care residents

    Contributor(s):: Angela Condit

    The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of animal-assisted intervention on reducing depression and loneliness among older adults residing in a long-term care facility. Forty-eight residents from one long-term care facility in a northern Colorado city participated in the study....

  12. Animal-assisted therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Hawkins, E. L., Hawkins, R. D., Dennis, M., Williams, J. M., Lawrie, S. M.

  13. 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...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial

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    Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Oivind Ekeberg, Bjarne O Braastad

    Background: The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disordershave been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studiesusing farm animals as therapeutic agents for psychiatric patients. The study was developed in thecontext of...

  15. Animal-assisted therapy: An adjunctive intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in female college students with physical disabilities and guidelines for implementation into psychotherapy practice and research

    Contributor(s):: Erin Nicole Armour

    The existing literature has indicated that women with physical disabilities are at greater risk for depression and anxiety compared to men with similar limitations and their able-bodied counterparts (Nosek & Hughes, 2003). In addition to this, female college students with physical...

  16. Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane

    The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our combat veterans and their families is extensive. Symptoms of anxiety and the effects of sleep disturbance have a negative impact on daily functioning (Wright et al., 2011). The presence of a dog has demonstrated a reduction in anxiety...

  17. Are therapy dogs like xanax? Does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, M. G., Chizkov, R. R.

    Despite an increase in the popularity of animal-assisted therapy, little is known about the impact of animals on processes relevant to effective psychotherapy. This study tested the impact of having a dog present on process variables relevant to cognitive behavioral therapy, including emotional...

  18. Assessing pig welfare at stunning in Swedish commercial abattoirs using CO<sub>2</sub> group-stun methods

    | Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Llonch, P., Algers, B.

  19. Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)

    | Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.

    Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...

  20. Assessment of stun quality at commercial slaughter in cattle shot with captive bolt

    | Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Algers, B.