Can the Visits of Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) Influence the Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) of Male Aging Patients Institutionalized with Dementia in Health Care Units? A Pilot Study of Madeira Island, Portugal
| Contributor(s):: S. Vasconcelos, J. Azevedo, C. Casanova, H. Jardim, D. Neto, S. Jardim, C. Viegas
Despite the fact that in the last decades, several mental health studies have shown that companion animals contribute to psychological and social well- being in humans (e.g., positive impacts have been observed in the elderly medicated for chronic diseases such as anxiety, dementia, and...
“I Can’t Give Up When I Have Them to Care for”: People’s Experiences of Pets and Their Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Hawkins, Emma L., Tip, Liesbeth
Contact with animals has been increasingly recognized as being beneficial to mental health and wellbeing due to their therapeutic function, with “animal-assisted therapies” gaining in popularity. There is less research exploring how companion animals within the home impact upon mental health and...
Animal welfare as preventative medicine
| Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S.
What do animals want?
| Contributor(s):: Franks, B.
Hootie's Horse Haven
Hooties Horse Haven is a ranch dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams and reach their goals.
Could Greater Time Spent Displaying Waking Inactivity in the Home Environment Be a Marker for a Depression-Like State in the Domestic Dog?
| Contributor(s):: Naomi D. Harvey, Alexandra Moesta, Sarah Kappel, Chanakarn Wongsaengchan, Hannah Harris, Peter J. Craigon, Carole Fureix
Dogs exposed to aversive events can become inactive and unresponsive and are commonly referred to as being “depressed”, but this association remains to be tested. We investigated whether shelter dogs spending greater time inactive “awake but motionless” (ABM) in their...
Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression
| Contributor(s):: Phadsri, S., Shioji, R., Tanimura, A., Jaknissai, J., Apichai, S., Sookruay, T.
Hoofbeats to Healing
Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah. We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...
Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang
Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...
| Contributor(s):: Yuya Kimura
The Role of Pet Ownership and Attachment in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Deidre Watt, Nancy A. Pachana
Pet ownership and symptoms of depression: A prospective study of older adults
| Contributor(s):: Christopher Sharpley, Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Vicki Bitsika, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Vania Noventa, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik, Igor Grabovac, Sarah E. Jackson
Background: This paper aims to examine associations between pet ownership and symptoms of depression in a large, population-based sample of older adults. Specifically, we tested whether: (i) people who report more depressive symptoms are more likely to own a pet; (ii) pet ownership protects...
What Are the Benefits of Pet Ownership and Care Among People With Mild-to-Moderate Dementia? Findings From the IDEAL programme
| Contributor(s):: Carol Opdebeeck, Michael A. Katsaris, Anthony Martyr, Ruth A. Lamont, James A. Pickett, Isla Rippon, Jeanette M. Thom, Christina Victor, Linda Clare
Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...
Recognizing the role of animal-assisted therapies in addressing mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Nagendrappa, S., Shoib, S., Rehman, S., Grigo, O., Ransing, R.
2020Asian J Psychiatr531023901876-2018 (Print)1876-201810.1016/j.ajp.2020.102390engDepartment of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru-29, India. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.Department of Psychiatry, Jawahar Lal Nehru...
Therapeutic horseback riding as a complementary intervention for military service members with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Beth A. Lanning, Amelia L. Wilson, Robert Woelk, A. Alexander Beaujean
The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and potential effectiveness of an 8-week therapeutic horseback riding [THR] program for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. Eighty-nine military service members diagnosed with PTSD participated in either the THR...
Betydningsfulle elementer ved gårdsdyr-assisterte intervensjoner for personer med depresjon. Erfaringer fra personell med helse- og sosialfaglig bakgrunn.
| Contributor(s):: Maria Hemmingsen-Larsen
Bakgrunn: Depresjon er en av de vanligste psykiske lidelsene i vesten. I Norge er det en økt satsing på velferdstjenester i brukernes nærmiljø, og mange har behov for arbeidsrettede tiltak. Gårdsdyr-assistert intervensjon (GDAI) kan være et arbeidsrettet...
Exploring the loss and disenfranchised grief of animal care workers
| Contributor(s):: Marton, B., Kilbane, T., Nelson-Becker, H.
Los beneficios del gato en la depresión. Mito o realidad
| Contributor(s):: Mónica Sastre Martínez
En la siguiente revisión bibliográfica, se ha estudiado la literatura reciente en cuanto a los beneficios del gato en la salud de las personas. A pesar de la poca información que existe, se ha intentado recaudar el máximo de información posible sobre los...
Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.