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Service dogs play increasingly important role in mental health

Written by: Harnoor Gill science@theaggie.org

"Service dogs are being used to an even greater extent to help those with mental health disabilities cope, a new UC Davis study has found."

https://theaggie.org/2017/05/22/service-dogs-play-increasingly-important-role-in-mental-health/
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Re: Service dogs play increasingly important role in mental health
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 11:41:09 AM »
I actually really liked this article. I thought it was great! It was simple, to the point, and from what I could see, was accurate. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Service dogs play increasingly important role in mental health
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 02:55:55 PM »
Yeah, I was rather happy with that. There was another article about the same study (just on the UCD page, not the newspaper) that had far worse writing, the graphics were captioned wrong, wrong info about SDs, etc. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/service-dogs-increasingly-used-mental-health

The study is publicly accessible here if anyone is interested: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fvets.2017.00001/full
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Re: Service dogs play increasingly important role in mental health
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 09:03:22 PM »
I would like it even better if they left out the part about emotional support. Too many uneducated people may just see that part and not realize they have to have tasks or work also.    I do like the article though:)