6 Ways Dogs Help People With Depression
Did you know that dogs can help chase away depression? This eMedTV slideshow explains how. In this presentation, we discuss unconditional love, engaging with the outside world, staying active, and other ways your furry friend can help lift your spirits.

6 Ways Dogs Help People With Depression
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The Soothing Touch

People are often naturally drawn to dogs, and the mere act of petting a dog can be soothing. Studies have shown that interactions with dogs lower stress and blood pressure levels, among other things. In addition, because the dog is calm when being petted, the person may tend to mirror that state.


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