We have previously described new ways in which veterans who are suffering from PTSD have been treated for their condition. This includes an art therapy program in which vets learn to create images of their thoughts. Other vets are receiving help from man’s best friend.
Dogs are now being trained to help veterans when they begin to display symptoms of PTSD at a new program that trains dogs in Minnesota. These dogs learn how to sense when a veteran is feeling anxious or nervous and can help to provide a needed distraction. Other dogs know when to awake veterans who are suffering from a nightmare, or open doors to help the veteran feel safe. They can also help the veteran feel safe in crowds of people.
Many elements of PTSD are still not very well understood by the medical community, but these unique treatment remedies may go a long way in helping our veterans return to a normal life.
If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, you are not alone. We encourage you to take a look at our free PTSD resources. Suffering from PTSD and wondering if you qualify for veterans disability benefits for PTSD? Our veterans advocates are happy to evaluate your VA disability case for free.