Please read and reblog: The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Companions for Psychiatric Patients

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The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Companions for Psychiatric Patients

 Written by Nat Smith a community member of http://www.rover.com

Psychiatric disorders include a variety of mental illnesses such as schizophreniabipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD). Individuals who live with these conditions face daily challenges and social stigma that can affect every aspect of their lives. Treatment protocols that include medication, therapy, and social support can help them find equilibrium and balance. Additionally, many medical providers now prescribe therapy dogs to help patients cope with their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Please click this link to read the rest of the story. Therapy and service animals are a great comfort for those that have mental conditions such as bipolar disorder, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and schizophrenia. 

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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