Animal-assisted therapy for psychiatric patients
...animal in question. Although the studies fail to be concretely conclusive, I do believe that the benefits of AAT are both clearly defined and clearly proven as a result of a great number of studies.
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Loneliness in an Elderly Population in Long-Term Care Facilities.
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Therapy for Elderly Schizophrenic Patients: A One Year Controlled Trial.
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Barker, S.B. (February 1999... Animal-Assi...