- Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) promote well-being and create a positive healing environment through interaction with an animal, either as an independent activity or integrated into another treatment modality.
- The use of animals as a tool for promotion of mental health is longstanding, with accounts of animal-assisted inpatient psychiatric models dating back to the 18th century.
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Richey, Lisa N, and Megan M Hosey. "Animal-Assisted Interventions." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2020. Johns Hopkins Guides, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787385/all/Animal_Assisted_Interventions.
Richey LN, Hosey MM. Animal-Assisted Interventions. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2020. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787385/all/Animal_Assisted_Interventions. Accessed December 7, 2023.
Richey, L. N., & Hosey, M. M. (2020). Animal-Assisted Interventions. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787385/all/Animal_Assisted_Interventions
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