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Service dogs for veterans and military members with posttraumatic stress disorder

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This nonrandomized controlled trial found that compared with usual care alone, partnership with a trained psychiatric service dog was associated with lower posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity and higher psychosocial functioning in veterans. Psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary intervention for military service–related PTSD. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Marguerite E. O’Haire, Ph.D., email

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