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Talk to the animals: Animal-assisted therapy offers emotional support

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October 28, 2016
  • By: Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

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Valerie nevill
November 25, 2016

I had a dog for 17 and half years.
So miss him
A medium size dog,not to hairy as I have c.o.p.d.
He was perfect bit of pats dale unwanted at six weeks,I took him,one best things I did.
Go for it

lungs sleep
November 03, 2016

thanks for sharing this information.

ESA Doctors
November 02, 2016

Pets can provide so much more than companionship for those that suffer from mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Having a dog forces a person suffering from depression a reason to get up and go outside. The pet allows a person to think about the wellbeing of another living being and gets them out of their own head. We have seen an increase in the requests for emotional support animals and/or therapy pets because the positive effects are being reported and shared. At ESA Doctors, we provide those that need an ESA a way to connect with a licensed mental health professional that will evaluate their need for an emotional support animal. Thank you for shining a light on the positive effects of assistance animals.

ESA Doctors
November 02, 2016

Pets can provide so much more than companionship for those that suffer from mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Having a dog forces a person suffering from depression a reason to get up and go outside. The pet allows a person to think about the wellbeing of another living being and gets them out of their own head. We have seen an increase in the requests for emotional support animals and/or therapy pets because the positive effects are being reported and shared. At esadoctors, we provide those that need an ESA a way to connect with a licensed mental health professional that will evaluate their need for an emotional support animal. Thank you for shining a light on the positive effects of assistance animals.

Sapporo
November 02, 2016

i have a husky male and need a therapist

Rachel
November 01, 2016

I’m a therapist and have a couple of clients that I see at my home rather than at my office, as soon as they settle in the therapy chair my ragsoll cat joins them and there she stays until they leave, both clients have commented on how much of a positive impact this has on them (neither are able to have pets in their own homes). We call her the therapy cat & interesting to watch her as she is a very busy young cat, though as soon as she sits with these clients she settles down to a very relaxed state and literally does not leave their laps until the session finishes. I am able to witness the positive impact this has on their mood and outlook.

Elijah
October 28, 2016

Awesome dog and great article.

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