- Volume 31 Issue 2
DOI QR Code
Positive affect of insect-mediated mental healthcare program to adolescent's emotions
- Bae, Sung-Min ;
- Shin, Tae-Young ;
- Jun, Young Soon ;
- Woo, Soo-Dong
- Received : 2015.11.11
- Accepted : 2015.11.12
- Published : 2015.12.31
Several insects have been shown to exert a strong influence positively on peoples' emotions. Insect-mediated mental healthcare program was designed to help meet the physical, behavioral and developmental needs of adolescents. They were provided with an insectmediated mental healthcare program for a total of 10 sessions, one session per wk, at 1 h per session, accompanied by a pre- and post-test for emotion. Significant differences and correlations were found according to the individual participants' planning, subjective quality of life, self-reported depression and self-worth, respectively. The results indicated that adolescents who participated in the insect-mediated healthcare program group once showed significant improvement in their planning, subjective quality of life and self-worth. However, most of all participants' self-reported depression was not influenced. These findings suggest that pet-insects positively affect adolescent's emotional health via an insect-mediated healthcare program.
insect;mental healthcare program;adolescents;emotions
- Ren J, Xia J (2013) Dance therapy for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Library 10: CD006868.
- Shonkoff JP, Boyce WT, Mcewen BS (2009) Neuroscience, molecular biology, and the childhood roots of health disparities: building a new framework for health promotion and disease prevention. The Journal of the American Medical Association 301, 2252-2259. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2009.754
- Maratos A, Crawford MJ, Procter S (2011) Music therapy for depression: it seems to work, but how? The British Journal of Psychiatry : The Journal of Mental Science 199, 92-93. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.087494
- Marcus DA (2013) The science behind animal-assisted therapy. Current Pain and Headache Reports 17: 322-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11916-013-0322-2
- Novotny V, Basset Y, Miller SE, Weiblen GD, Bremer B, Cizek L, Drozd P (2002) Low host specificity of herbivorous insects in a tropical forest. Nature 416, 841-844. https://doi.org/10.1038/416841a
- Bae SM, Jun YS, Shin TY, Woo SD (2014) An Analysis of Likability of Insects in Korea. International Journal of Industrial Entomology 29, 193-197. https://doi.org/10.7852/ijie.2014.29.2.193
- Barker SB, Pandurangi AK, Best AM (2003) Effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients' anxiety, fear, and depression before ECT. The Journal of ECT 19, 38-44. https://doi.org/10.1097/00124509-200303000-00008
- Chapman AD (2009) Numbers of living species in Australia and the world, 2nd edn. Australian Biological Resources Study, Australia.
- Cherniack EP (2010) Bugs as drugs, Part 1: Insects: the "new" alternative medicine for the 21st century? Alternative Medicine Review 15(2), 124-135.
- Chinekesh A, Kamalian M, Eltemasi M, Chinekesh S, Alavi M (2014) The effect of group play therapy on social-emotional skills in pre school children. Global Journal of Health Science 6, 163-167.
- Cirulli F, Borgi M, Berry A, Francia N, Alleva E (2011) Animal-assisted interventions as innovative tools for mental health. Annali Dell'istituto Superiore Di Sanita 47, 341-348.
- Dimitrijevic I (2009) Animal-assisted therapy--a new trend in the treatment of children and adults. Psychiatria Danubina 21, 236-241.
- Hussain S (2010) Art therapy for children who have survived disaster. The Virtual Mentor : VM 12, 750-3. https://doi.org/10.1001/virtualmentor.2010.12.9.imhl1-1009
- Kieling C, Baker-Henningham H, Belfer M, Conti G, Ertem I, Omigbodun O, Augusto RL, Srinath S, Ulkuer N, Rahman A (2011) Child and adolescent mental health worldwide: evidence for action. The Lancet 378, 1515-1525. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60827-1
- Ratcliffe NA, Mello CB, Garcia ES, Butt TM, Azambuja P (2011) Insect natural products and processes: new treatments for human disease. Insect Biochemistry Molecular Biology 41(10), 747-769. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2011.05.007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2011.05.007
- Bae SM, Choi JB, Shin TY, Woo SD (2013) Survey of Awareness and Concept of Insects in Korea. International Journal of Industrial Entomology 27, 317-321. https://doi.org/10.7852/ijie.2013.27.2.317
Grant : 심리치유용 체험 곤충 수요 분석 및 프로그램 개발