A Solution for Animal Lovers with an Anxiety Disorder?

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People having difficulty with panic attacks may want to look into treating anxiety by spending time with nature. A young girl describes how being around a horse has helped her to overcome her formerly debilitating panic attacks. Animal-assisted therapy is non-conventional but may help to reduce anxiety.

Pony helps teenager conquer panic attacks

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Pony helps teenager conquer panic attacks thanks to Stable Life projectScottish Daily RecordCRIPPLED by panic attacks and in the throes of an eating disorder, teenager Alice Scott would hide under a hat, unable to look anyone in the eye. Yet a horse …

Using Man’s Best Friend to Heal the Heart – Department of Defense

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Department of DefenseUsing Man’s Best Friend to Heal the HeartDepartment of DefenseResearchers have documented the positive benefits of animal-assisted therapy. In a 2005 study, the American Heart Association found that a 12-minute visit with a thera …

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