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The therapeutic impact of the interaction between horses and patients with mental disorders: Veterinary and psychodynamic reflexions in the clinical application of equine assisted therapy

Georgios Avliotis and Anastasia Xecotea*

Published: 14 September, 2022 | Volume 6 - Issue 1 | Pages: 017-018

An increased scientific interest is observed nowadays in the clinical application of Equine Assisted therapy for patients with mental disorders, reflected on recent numerous systematic reviews, scoping reviews and concept analyses.

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