27 Jun '18, 4pm

An Op-Ed from our CEO: It's Time for the VA to Approve Service Dogs as a Treatment Option

An Op-Ed from our CEO: It's Time for the VA to Approve Service Dogs as a Treatment Option

Rory Diamond is the CEO of K9s for Warriors. This month, which is National PTSD Awareness Month, K9s for Warriors published a study with Purdue University researchers in the prestigious Journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology showing that Service Dogs ameliorate the symptoms associated with PTSD in American veterans. This study is a breakthrough in PTSD research. For the first time, there is physiological evidence that Service Dogs affect and improve the brain chemistry of those suffering through PTSD. As the military and veteran audience likely knows, those symptoms include debilitating anxiety, night terrors, fear of public places, and more. This study resulted from a research partnership between K9s For Warriors and Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Leading the project was Dr. Maggie O'Haire, and the OHAIRE lab dedicated to studying the human-animal bond. ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/27/its-time-v...

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