The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence

Abstract Background There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with ma...

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Main Authors: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: BMC 2018-02-01
Series:BMC Psychiatry
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Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12888-018-1613-2