Horses discriminate between human facial and vocal expressions of sadness and joy
Contributor(s):: Jardat, Plotine, Liehrmann, Océane, Reigner, Fabrice, Parias, Céline, Calandreau, Ludovic, Lansade, Léa
Unbridled is the freedom from constraints that inhibit quality of life. Whether those constraints are anxiety, depression, or simply a build-up of life stressors, it is my goal to promote well being through a flexible and collaborative approach to growth. We offer therapy in a traditional...
Effectiveness of Operation K9 Assistance Dogs on Suicidality in Australian Veterans with PTSD: A 12-Month Mixed-Methods Follow-Up Study
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, M., Hutchinson, A. D., Bowen, H., Iannos, M., Van Hooff, M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a pervasive disorder among both current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. Studies have shown current psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD are suboptimal in veterans, with high dropout rates and poor adherence to...
Leveraging Campus Landscapes for Public Health: A Pilot Study to Understand the Psychological Effects of Urban Sheep Grazing on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Kiers, A. Haven, Nishimura, Kelly M., Dewa, Carolyn S.
Relationship between pet ownership and risk of high depressive symptoms in adolesence and young adulthood
| Contributor(s):: Żebrowska, M., Strohmaier, S., Westgarth, C., Huttenhower, C., Erber, A. C., Haghayegh, S., Eliassen, A. H., Huang, T., Laden, F., Hart, J. E., Rosner, B., Kawachi, I., Chavarro, J. E., Okereke, O. I., Schernhammer, E. S.
BACKGROUND: Only few longitudinal studies with high risk of bias have examined relationship between pets and adolescents' mental health. METHODS: Our prospective cohort study followed depression-free US adolescents aged 12-18, enrolled in the Growing Up Today Study from pet ownership...
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:
The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression
| Contributor(s):: Alexis J. Hauser
This paper reviews the use of Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to effectively treat individuals experiencing symptoms of depression. This paper discusses the symptoms of depression, the process and techniques of AAA and AAT, and the effectiveness of AAA and AAT...
Depression, anxiety, and happiness in dog owners and potential dog owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Francois Martin, Katherine E. Bachert, LeAnn Snow, Hsiao-Wei Tu, Julien Belahbib, Sandra A. Lyn
Major life events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, affect psychological and physiological health. Social support, or the lack thereof, can modulate these effects. The context of the COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to better understand how dogs may provide social support for their...
With or Without You: Beneficial and Detrimental Associations Between Companion Dogs and Human Psychological Adjustment During a COVID-19 Lockdown Phase
| Contributor(s):: Lima, Mariely, Mateus, Teresa Letra, Silva, Karine
Rising Star Riders
Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services. We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...
Dogs and the Good Life: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Association Between the Dog-Owner Relationship and Owner Mental Wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Merkouri, A., Graham, T. M., O'Haire, M. E., Purewal, R., Westgarth, C.
Dog ownership is believed to benefit owner wellbeing but, contrary to popular belief, there is limited evidence to suggest that simply owning a dog is associated with improved mental health. This mixed-methods study investigates whether dog owners with stronger relationships with their dogs...
The Effects of Pet Dog-Assisted Activities on Self-Esteem, Depression and Cognitive Function among Elderly People
| Contributor(s):: Esther Shin, Sung-Kook Lee
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pet dog-assisted activities on self-esteem, depression and cognitive function of elderly people Method: The experimental group(pet dog-assisted group) consisted of 22 people over 65 years old out of about 90 elderly people...
Effects of the multimodal intervention program including animal-assisted therapy on depression and self-esteem among university students
| Contributor(s):: Kil, T.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of the multimodal group intervention that combined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and integrated play therapy (IPT) on depression and self-esteem in undergraduate university students. The subjects were 40 students attending animal-related and social...
Why does lifelong conventional housing reduce the sociability of female mice?
| Contributor(s):: Kitchenham, Lindsey, Nazal, Basma, Adcock, Aimee, Nip, Emma, MacLellan, Aileen, Mason, Georgia
Compared to peers raised in well-resourced, 'enriched' environments (‘EE’), female laboratory mice from conventional barren cages are more aggressive to their cage-mates, and less sociable with familiar non-cage-mates (especially if these too are from conventional housing,...
Paws for Thought Counselling
The Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.
Effects of animal-assisted interventions for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Batubara, S. O., Tonapa, S. I., Saragih, I. D., Mulyadi, M., Lee, B. O.
Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel
Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...
Emotional Support Dogs' Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students
| Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman
Within the last few decades, there has been an ever-increasing clinical role for trained emotional support dogs (ESD) and their trained therapists in hospitals, courtrooms, and schools. More recently, within the last 5 years, there has been a prevalent trend toward introducing ESDs into...
The Relationship Between Time Spent in Nature, Time Spent with Animals, and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in a Recently Traumatized Population
| Contributor(s):: Ward, Nicole