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...
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
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...
Animal models of affective behaviors and drug addiction
Contributor(s):: Drews, Eva, Becker, Astrid, Bilkei-Gorzo, Andras, Zimmer, Andreas