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  1. Biophilia: the Therapeutic Value of Animals in the Treatment of Depression

    Contributor(s):: Christian Antonioli

    Background: To date there has been limited evidence on the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This thesis comprises two studies: A randomized, single blind, controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of animal facilitated therapy (AFT) in the treatment of depression (study...

  2. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    Contributor(s):: Carol Lynne Eyster

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  3. Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada

    Contributor(s):: Meritxell Valentí Soler

    Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...

  4. Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey Marie Robin

    The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will explore...

  5. Under pressure: understanding post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment methods for combat veterans [thesis]

    Contributor(s):: Maurer, Kirsti

  6. A bite out of the budget? : costs and characteristics of animal bites in Benton County, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Holly Sherburne

    In 1993 and 1994 total, there were 247 people reported to have been bitten by animals in Benton County, Oregon. Of the 243 biting animals, 70 percent were dogs, 25 percent cats, and 5 percent other animals such as ferrets, mice, rats, bats, and skunks. Fifty-four percent of all...

  7. Under pressure: understanding post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment methods for combat veterans

    Contributor(s):: Maurer, Kirsti

  8. The value of using metaphorical mirrors with alcoholics and addicts in treatment with a mutigenerational viewpoint

    Contributor(s):: Matkovich, Sue

  9. Animal-assisted therapy: A group therapy treatment manual for children exposed to trauma

    Contributor(s):: Coletta, Cheryl N.

  10. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: A new treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder

    Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice

  11. Applying animal-assisted therapy to hospitalized children with cancer: A proposed treatment manual

    Contributor(s):: Abbate, Kristin

  12. Veterinary students' preferences for responding to clients who are having a difficult time coping with the illness, treatment, or death of a companion animal

    Contributor(s):: Dias, Carole Joy