Study shows physiological and behavioral benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service dogs

Veteran with PTSD Therapy Dog

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine released a study last week that shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs.

The study is the first published research to use a physiological marker to define the bio-behavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD.

The findings were published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, and they may be significant as scientific evidence of potential mental health benefits experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service dogs. Continue reading “Study shows physiological and behavioral benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service dogs”