Pets like dogs, parrots and many other pets at Veterans Affairs hospitals have downsized anxiety and other symptoms among patients that are being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A psychologist, Valerie Abel of the pet therapy program at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs said that the existence of the therapy pets makes a lot of difference. Many ask that when they'll be back.He also said that when a big dog puts his on patient's bed, you can actually see them relax.
Research have shown that just 20 minutes after a dog therapy, there is decrease in levels of stress hormone and levels of pain-reducing endorphin rise.endorphin actually triggers positive feelings in the body, similar to that of morphine.
Old age patients with dementia, stress and depression declines after they interact with therapy pets.