Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review

@article{OHaire2015AnimalAssistedIF,
  title={Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review},
  author={Marguerite E. O’Haire and No{\'e}mie A. Gu{\'e}rin and Alison Claire Kirkham},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={6}
}
Animals have a long history of inclusion in psychiatric treatment. There has been a recent growth in the empirical study of this practice, known as Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI). We conducted a systematic review of the empirical literature on AAI for trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ten studies qualified for inclusion, including six peer-reviewed journal articles and four unpublished theses. Participants were predominantly survivors of child abuse, in addition to… 

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