Study reveals service dogs improve lives of veterans suffering from PTSD

May 02, 2022

New Delhi, May 02 (ANI): The influence of service dogs on the symptoms of PTSD in veterans as they can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after stressful or traumatic events was recently studied by a researcher at Utrecht University. The study looked at the effect of the service work on the dogs. Service dogs appear to change the lives of people with PTSD for the better. The dogs themselves do not seem to experience any stress from their work. PTSD is the result of one or more very stressful or traumatic events. Common symptoms are nightmares, anxiety and dejection. Veterans, police and other uniformed professionals can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the course of their work. Veterans feel better and experience fewer symptoms thanks to service dogs. Service dogs have been used for years to help veterans with PTSD.