Dr. Yuval Neria

HISA, Jockeys' Guild To Implement New Jockey Wellness Initiatives

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) and the Jockeys' Guild have announced that they have created a Steering Committee to recommend and develop programming in support of the mental health and wellness of jockeys. The announcement comes on the heels of a symposium held last week in Saratoga. The Steering Committee will be co-chaired by Ambassador Earle Mack, a businessman, philanthropist, former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Thoroughbred owner and breeder, and Dr. Yuval Neria, a professor of Clinical Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of...

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Comprehensive Study and Clinical Results from Man O' War Project Published

Columbia University Irving Medical Center has published the third and final paper detailing the clinical findings and results of the Man O' War Project, the ground-breaking research on equine-assisted therapy (EAT) as an effective treatment for veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This critical paper, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, focuses on the important clinical results of the open trial undertaken by Dr. Prudence Fisher and Dr. Yuval Neria, principal investigators for this first-of-its-kind university study. "Our findings that both PTSD and depressive symptoms significantly improved are...

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