Nov 2018

A Dog for Depression?

A Dog for Depression?

Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend. Did you know that certain service dogs can be of great help for people dealing with clinical depression?
Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend – they’re indispensable to our lives.  Working dogs come in all shapes and sizes, doing everything from rescuing hurricane victims to guiding visually challenged people through the streets and comforting kids with cancer.
Did you know that certain service dogs are officially recognised by the medical profession as a support for people dealing with clinical depression? Once a qualified mental health professional has diagnosed a human patient with depression, a dog can be ‘prescribed’ as part of the treatment.
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