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Canines for a Cure: How Man’s Best Friend Can Help Defeat Depression

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Kendra Moffett
Friday, January 11, 2013

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Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,

"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.”  Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.

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