• Dog ownership training program benefits veterans with PTSD

    5 monthes 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
    Read more ...