Accession Number:

AD1007632

Title:

Can a Canine Companion Modify Cardiac Autonomic Reactivity and Tone in PTSD

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,23 Dec 2014,22 Dec 2015

Corporate Author:

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research Palo Alto United States

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Report Date:

2016-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Our primary aim is to provide a strong test of the ability of participation in the Service Animal Training Intervention program at the VAPAHCS-Trauma Recovery Program to achieve rehabilitative impacts highly relevant to PTSD as suggested by the civilian literature. These are reductions in cardiac autonomic tone and reactivity and improvements in social experience and function. A second aim is to explore the likely generalizability of these effects under conditions of greater service dog availability

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE