Your Dog Knows When You’re Stressed: Can They Help with PTSD?

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On “Psychology Behind the Headlines,” hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest psychologist Marie Valsaint discuss new research that shows dogs can detect stress-related compounds in the breath of people with PTSD.

Dogs Can Sense Stress Hormones

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and can detect changes in our body chemistry, including stress hormones released in people experiencing PTSD.

How Dogs Can Help Ease PTSD

Dogs offer companionship and unconditional love, helping reduce anxiety and create a sense of safety for people with PTSD.

Dogs as a New Frontier in PTSD Treatment

Service dogs trained to detect stress could provide early warning signs of a PTSD episode, allowing individuals to take proactive steps to manage their symptoms.

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