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Animal-assisted therapy has “paw-sitive” effects on brain injury patients

The presence of man’s best friend – or any other beloved pet – can make a person feel better and at ease. A Swiss study showed that patients with brain injuries found it easier to interact with other people if they had an animal with them to provide comfort and reassurance.  When a person experiences a severe traumatic injury to his brain, his behavior may change. He may develop psychological issues that affect how he behaves toward other people. For instance, the patient may find it more difficult to empathize with another person’s emotional state, or he may become unable to express his feelings in the manner he intended.  Read more....

 

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