Pets reduce the risk of mental illness
Pets play a key role in reducing the risk of developing mental disorders. According to a MNT study, 60% of pet owners diagnosed with severe mental illness admitted that their pets were the most important factor in controlling their internal condition.
In addition, patients from among pet owners to a greater extent than everyone else could control themselves. They felt safer and less prone to routine.
In support of this study, many public organizations that are engaged in the rehabilitation of people with mental disorders began to use pets as a kind of antidepressant. Also, representatives of social services in the United States, relying largely on personal examples, recommend a dog to get rid of depression.
So, the Huffington Post published a personal story of social worker Katherine Ode - it was the dog that helped her recover from depression. A positive result was achieved not only due to pleasant emotions from communicating with the dog, but also because the dog had to be constantly walking. Katherine regularly went outside, walked and, accordingly, received new impressions and made contact with other people.And this helped her get rid of the main companion of depression - loneliness