Pets in the Pandemic: How Pets Can Improve Mental Health During Covid-19
Contributor(s):: Lang, Katherine Blair
The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W., Erdman, P.
The initial months of COVID-19 forced people to quickly adapt to dramatic changes to their daily lives. As a result of the inevitable decrease in access to social support available during the lockdown phase of COVID-19, countless individuals relied upon their companion dogs and cats. Given the...
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
| Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine programs that include a psychotherapeutic component also have a positive impact. However, much of...
Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios
| Contributor(s):: Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.
The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...
| Contributor(s):: Patronek, Gary J., Ayers, Catherine R., Frost, Randy O., Steketee, Gail
Improving adolescent social competence and behavior: a randomized trial of an 11-week equine facilitated learning prevention program
| Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.
La médiation équine en psychiatrie infanto-juvénile. D'un état des lieux à une étude d’évaluation clinique. = Equine-assisted therapy in child psychiatry
| Contributor(s):: Ansorge, J., Sudres, J. L.
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Animal-assisted therapy in psychiatric rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Marr, C. A., French, L., Thompson, D., Drum, L., Greening, G., Mormon, J., Henderson, I., Hughes, C. W.
Reviews of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) research suggest the need for better controlled and designed research studies to supplement the many case studies and anecdotal reports. This study reports the results of such an investigation where sixty-nine male and female psychiatric inpatients were...
Case studies of adults receiving horse-riding therapy
| Contributor(s):: Burgon, H.
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychotherapeutic effect of riding therapy (RT) on a group of adult users of a social services mental health team in South Devon. The benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and pet ownership on human health and well-being were well-documented....
Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients
| Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K. G., Best, A. M.
This study investigated the effect of an aquarium on pretreatment anxiety, fear, frustration and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. 42 patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquaria. Self-reported measures of depression, anxiety,...