Support Animals for Schizophrenia

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Greg and Melanie Wilson, Daytona Beach, FL.

Frontiers in Veterinary Science: “Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living with Mental Health Disorders.”

Janice Lloyd, associate professor in the College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences at James Cook University in Australia.

Frontiers in Psychology: “Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program As a Useful Adjunct to Conventional Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Patients with Schizophrenia: Results of a Small-scale Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Leanne Nieforth, PhD candidate at the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana.

ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network): “The Difference Between a Service Dog, Therapy Dog & Emotional Support Dog.”

Eva M Rudisile, CPDT-KA, MT-BC, director of client services at Medical Mutts Inc., a nonprofit service dog training organization in Indianapolis.

American Counseling Association: “Confirming the benefits of emotional support animals.”

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