The Role of Service Dog Training in the Treatment of Combat-Related PTSD

  title={The Role of Service Dog Training in the Treatment of Combat-Related PTSD},
  author={Rick A. Yount and Elspeth Cameron Ritchie and Matthew St. Laurent and Perry R. Chumley and Meg Daley Olmert},
  journal={Psychiatric Annals},
PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS 43:6 | JUNE 2013 In response to the critical need for adjunctive treatments for soldiers with refractory forms of mental injury — primarily posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — the US military is developing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques, including animal-assisted intervention (AAI).1,2 CAM modalities include therapies such as yoga, meditation, and creative art therapies, shown to have an effect on the mind’s capacity to regulate the brain and body… 

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