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VA restarting study on service dogs and PTSD












March 24, 2015
A VA study is comparing service dogs and emotional support dogs to help Veterans with PTSD.

A VA study is comparing service dogs and emotional support dogs to help Veterans with PTSD.

Reedy Hopkins says that before he underwent exposure therapy for PTSD, he would always feel on guard in public places.

"I quit going to crowded areas. I used to love to walk the National Mall, or go into the museums...I couldn't enjoy it, because I was constantly on guard, looking around, watching everybody's movement...I still have a hard time going into a restaurant and not sitting with my back to the wall."

http://www.research.va.gov/currents/spring2015/spring2015-2.cfm
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