Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans.

Psychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary treatment for military members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet despite anecdotal accounts of their value, there is a lack of empirical research on their efficacy. The current proof-of-concept study assessed the effects of this practice. 

Mental Health Does Not Come With A Manual, It Comes With Friends & Family Support That Never Gives Up!
Join now
Read more

Related Content

Why Are Veterans Suffering from PTSD Being Denied Service Dogs Despite Study Results?
Why Are Veterans Suffering from PTSD Being Denied Service Dogs Despite Study Results?

Canadian veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are out o...

Read more
I was 12 When I Survived 9-11 But My Peers & I Are Only Now Realizing Our PTSD
I was 12 When I Survived 9-11 But My Peers & I Are Only Now Realizing Our PTSD

As the Twin Towers burned and eventually collapsed on 9/11, I was running from m...

Read more
Why This Retired Marine Is Walking Cross-Country Raising PTSD Awareness
Why This Retired Marine Is Walking Cross-Country Raising PTSD Awareness

A retired Marine is putting in footwork to raise awareness about PTSD and other ...

Read more
When Murdering A Female Police Officer Leads To PTSD
When Murdering A Female Police Officer Leads To PTSD

The decision by Veterans Affairs Canada to pay for the treatment for a Halifax m...

Read more
Hundreds Of Military Vets Denied Sexual Trauma Claims
Hundreds Of Military Vets Denied Sexual Trauma Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs improperly denied hundreds of military sexual...

Read more
Parents of Premature Babies Face a Further Trauma - PTSD
Parents of Premature Babies Face a Further Trauma - PTSD

Suzanne Ruart's son Aiden spent three months in a neonatal unit as a result of b...

Read more