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Pets Found To Provide Unmatched Support To Patients With Mental Illness!

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Pets have been found to aid self management of mental illness to patients, study suggests

-Recent research, conducted by the University of Manchester (United Kingdom), investigated the role of pets in the lives of people suffering from mental illness.

-In the study, close to 54 participants (aged above 18 years and diagnosed with mental illness) were interviewed and asked for what comforted them the most and played a critical role in managing their illness.

-Of all the participants, about 60% of them considered their pets to be the most important comforters compared to the rest.

-It was seen that caring for a pet provided the patients a sense of security and brought order, continuity and routine in their life.

-Findings were published in BMC Psychiatry

Source: BMC Psychiatry

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