Human–Animal Bond Generated in a Brief Animal-Assisted Therapy Intervention in Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, Maylos, Manuel-Canals, Marta, Lobato-Rincón, Luis Lucio, Rodriguez-Criado, Natalia, Roman-Casenave, Maite, Musull-Dulcet, Elisabet, Rodrigo-Claverol, Esther, Pifarré, Josep, Miró-Bernaus, Yvette
Background: The human–animal bond is crucial for the proper development of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) sessions. However, in specific cases such as in AAT focused on psychiatric patients who are admitted to acute units, there is only a short period of time available to establish this...
Child sexual abuse survivors: Differential complex multimodal treatment outcomes for pre-COVID and COVID era cohorts
| Contributor(s):: Reeson, Matthew, Polzin, Wanda, Pazderka, Hannah, Agyapong, Vincent, Greenshaw, Andrew J., Hnatko, Gary, Wei, Yifeng, Szymanski, Laurie, Silverstone, Peter H.
Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution
| Contributor(s):: Audrey A. Coolman, Amy Niedbalski, David M. Powell, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Ashley D. Franklin, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated physiological changes in salivary cortisol and blood pressure, as...
Assistance dogs for military veterans with PTSD: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis
| Contributor(s):: Leighton, S. C., Nieforth, L. O., O'Haire, M. E.
Psychiatric assistance dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently make up over 19% of assistance dog partnerships globally. We conducted a systematic review of the literature relating to these partnerships, with specific aims to (1) summarize their...
Conceptualization of psychotherapy incorporating equine interactions in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Fry, N. E.
While several systematic and mapping reviews have been published in the last decade on the psychological effects of interacting with horses in therapy services, little has been written about how licensed mental health therapists in the United States should best understand, describe, and...
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...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Schmell, Sophie S.
Investigating the Effects of Emotional Support Animals on Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Phenomenological Approach
| Contributor(s):: Saunders, Alexa
Effects of Human-Animal Interactions with Companion Animals on Stress and Anxiety in Nursing Students
| Contributor(s):: Ballenger, Karen Elizabeth
Exploring the Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Learning on Service Members Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Waun, Deborah A.
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
Investigating the Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology
| Contributor(s):: Nagrath, Jennifer
The Impact of Dolphins on Children's Mental Health: Longitudinal Analyses of Three Interaction Programs
| Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney
Effects of Guinea Pig Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, Well-Being, and Physical Health Among Graduate Students: A Preliminary Study
| Contributor(s):: Asqarova, Zukhra
Depression among pet owners and non-pet owners: a comparative cross-sectional study in Dhaka, Bangladesh
| Contributor(s):: Chakma, S. K., Islam, T. T., Shahjalal, M., Mitra, D. K.
Background: Depression is a major contributor to overall global disease burden, often beginning in the teenage years and continuing into later life. Previous studies have reported high global rates of depression during these formative years, including in Bangladesh. At the same time, the...
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...
"Recovering With Nature": A Review of Ecotherapy and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Chaudhury, P., Banerjee, D.
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: email@example.com.Department of Psychiatry, Jawahar Lal Nehru...
Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Wara-Goss, Rebecca R.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their postmilitary PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative treatment...
'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.