Pets & Depression Treatment
Humans are highly sociable beings and desire companionship. Living in an apartment or in a home alone can foster feelings of loneliness and sadness. Getting a pet produces an anti-depressant effect. Some people prefer to have a cat than a dog or bird. But unlike with cats, dogs are usually more willing to provide companionship whenever their owner would like them to. Getting a dog that has distinctive features is a good conversation starter when going on daily walks. It can deter a depressed patient from purposefully isolating themselves and provide opportunities for social interaction.
Getting a bird like a parrot, macaw or cockatoo is also a good choice. Cockatoos are especially sociable and make good pets for interaction. Studies show that people live longer when they have pets. We are here to help you recover at New York City USA for the treatment of chronic low mood. Anyone experiencing chronic symptoms of low mood should be evaluated by a board-certified psychiatrist.