Can Animals Help Our Mental Health? Twitch Episodes 20 and 21

Hello Friends Both Fuzzy and Human!

For this set of episodes, I won't go on about how amazing the time discussing this was because I have too many sources to list. 

These episodes were focused on our Mental Health and Animals. Episode 20 focused on dogs and 21 focused on every other critter possible. Everyone knows that dogs make great companions and even better therapy pets, but I talked about the facts as to why. Then we talked about how horses, cats and even crickets are proven to help humans feel better.

Read through, let me know what you think and I hope this motivates you to appreciate your pet even more than you do now.

Much Love,

Mxiety


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Sources for Dogs and Mental Health Ep 20:
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[Sources with no links as they were retrieved from Publication libraries]

Dog-assisted intervention significantly reduces anxiety in hospitalized patients with major depression Andreas O.M.HoffmannAh Hyung et al, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2009.08.002 European Journal of Integrative Medicine; V1, Is3, Oct 2009, Pgs 145-148

Pets and mental health - Mental Health UK

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!
By Danielle Hark - a Huffington Post Blog

Therapy Dogs: Helping Improve Lives of People with Mental Illness

It’s Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives
By AMANDA MACMILLAN

Evaluating College Student Interest in Pet Therapy
Adamle, Kathleen N, RN, PhD, AOCN; Riley, Tracy A, RN, PhD; Carlson, Tracey, RN, MSN. Journal of American College Health; Washington Vol. 57, Iss. 5,  (Mar/Apr 2009): 545-8.

Canine-assisted Adjunct Therapy in the Military: An Intriguing Alternative Modality
Owen, Regina PA; Finton, Brendan J; Gibbons, Susanne W; DeLeon, Patrick H; The Journal for Nurse Practitioners; Philadelphia Vol. 12, Iss. 2,  (Feb 2016): 95-101.

Dogs in the Workplace: A Review of the Benefits and Potential Challenges
Foreman, Anne M; Glenn, Margaret K; Meade, B Jean; Wirth, Oliver. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Basel Vol. 14, Iss. 5,  (2017): 498.

Patient benefit of dog-assisted interventions in health care: a systematic review
Lundqvist, Martina; Carlsson, Per; Sjodahl, Rune; Theodorsson, Elvar; Levin, Lars-Ake. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; London Vol. 17,  (2017).


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Sources for Cats + Other Animals, Ep 21:
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[Sources with no links as they were retrieved from Publication libraries]

Purring the blues away

Friends with benefits: On the positive consequences of pet ownership.
McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., & Martin, C. E. (2011). ... Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, 101(6), 1239-1252. ... Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 101(6), Dec 2011, 1239-1252.

The Impact of Pets on Human Health and Psychological Well-Being: Fact, Fiction, or Hypothesis? Harold Herzog; Journal: Current Directions in Psychological Science; Vol. 20, No. 4 (AUGUST 2011), pp. 236-239; Sage Publications, Inc. on behalf of Association for Psychological Science; http://www.jstor.org/stable/23045778

Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
Walsh, Froma, PHDAuthor InformationView Profile. Family Process; Rochester Vol. 48, Iss. 4,  (Dec 2009): 462-80.

Pets and mental health - Mental Health UK

https://petpartners.org/ --cat certification information

Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health
By MANDY OAKLANDER

Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review
Front Psychol. 2015; 6: 1121.; Published online 2015 Aug 7.; 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01121
Marguerite E. O'Haire,* Noémie A. Guérin, and Alison C. Kirkham

The Human–Companion Animal Bond: How Humans Benefit
Volume 39, Issue 2, March 2009, Pages 293-326
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice
ErikaFriedmannPhD; HeesookSonMPH, RN; Available online 28 January 2009.; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2008.10.015

Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
Walsh, Froma, PHDAuthor InformationView Profile. Family Process; Rochester Vol. 48, Iss. 4,  (Dec 2009): 462-80.

Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other
Julie Rovner, March 5, 2012

Helping War Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Incarcerated Individuals' Role in Therapeutic Animal Programs; Furst, Gennifer. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services; Thorofare Vol. 54, Iss. 5,  (May 2016): 49-57.

Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Kamioka, Hiroharu; Okada, Shinpei; Tsutani, Kiichiro; Park, Hyuntae; Okuizumi, Hiroyasu; et al. Complementary Therapies in Medicine; Kidlington Vol. 22, Iss. 2,  (Apr 2014): 371-90.