Do Psychiatric Service Dogs Really Help Veterans with PTSD?
A study concerning the impact of service dogs on veterans with PTSD co-authored by Purdue Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor of Human-animal Interaction Maggie O’Haire and Human-animal Interaction Graduate Student Kerri Rodriguez is featured in Psychology Today. Their research involves a collaboration with K9s for Warriors, a Florida-based non-profit that provides service dogs to military veterans with PTSD. The results showed that overall symptoms of PTSD were lower among war veterans with psychiatric service dogs. Read the full story.
Writer(s): Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Source: Psychology Today