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  1. Exposure to household pet cats and dogs in childhood and risk of subsequent diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Yolken, Cassie Stallings, Andrea Origoni, Emily Katsafanas, Kevin Sweeney, Amalia Squire, Faith Dickerson

    Background Serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been associated with environmental exposures in early life. Contact with household pets such as cats and dogs can serve as a source of environmental exposure during these time periods. Methods We...

  2. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.

    Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...

  3. Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch

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    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.

  4. Reduced anxiety during dog assisted interviews in acute schizophrenic patients

    | Contributor(s):: Lang, U. E., Jansen, J. B., Wertenauer, F., Gallinat, J., Rapp, M. A.

  5. The Role and Impact of Animals with Pediatric Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Tielsch Goddard, Anna, Gilmer, Mary Jo

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry