• Dog ownership training program benefits veterans with PTSD

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Veterans participating in a therapeutic dog ownership and training program experienced significant decreases in stress and post-traumatic stress symptoms, less isolation and self-judgment and improvements in self-compassion, according to longitudinal study findings.
    “Animal assisted interventions are one of the promising nonclinical strategies for veterans with PTSD,” Dessa Bergen-Cico, PhD, from the department of public health at Syracuse University, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. “Research on
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