Study shows service dogs are associated with lower PTSD symptoms among war veterans
Veterans with service dogs…had lower levels of depression, lower anxiety and increased social participation, meaning a willingness to leave their house and go engage with society in different activities.
– Maggie O’Haire, Assistant professor of human-animal interaction and lead researcher
Exciting news from Purdue University: A preliminary study led by researchers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine demonstrates that overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are lower among war veterans with service dogs. Read the full story at Purdue’s newsroom.