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Service dogs can help veterans with PTSD – growing evidence shows they may reduce anxiety in practical ways

Leanne Nieforth, Purdue University and Marguerite E. O’Haire, Purdue University As many as 1 in 5 of the roughly 2.7 million Americans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD, a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening traumatic event, is a complex condition […]