Title

Pets and Humans

Location

Room A152

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

Pets play a valuable role in the well being and mental health of those who interact with them regularly People who interact with pets on a regular basis perform better on simple cognitive tasks than those who do not and stress levels amongst people with pets are lower when taking cognitive stress tests. Stress can negatively affect both mental and physical health. People with high levels of stress can experience restlessness, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, as well as cause stomach pains, headaches, and sleep problems. Pets are increasingly being used as forms of therapy for mental health problems, and show promise of becoming new and effective treatment options for stress and other health issues.

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 10:20 AM

Pets and Humans

Room A152

Pets play a valuable role in the well being and mental health of those who interact with them regularly People who interact with pets on a regular basis perform better on simple cognitive tasks than those who do not and stress levels amongst people with pets are lower when taking cognitive stress tests. Stress can negatively affect both mental and physical health. People with high levels of stress can experience restlessness, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, as well as cause stomach pains, headaches, and sleep problems. Pets are increasingly being used as forms of therapy for mental health problems, and show promise of becoming new and effective treatment options for stress and other health issues.