Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pets for Bipolar Disorder

A great non-medicine treatment for bipolar disorder PETS! I have to admit to being a cat lady. I have 4 cats and 1 iguana. My cats make a huge difference in my life. When I'm depressed one of my cats will snuggle up with me and it does make me feel better.

There was a great video on WebMD's Bipolar TV about Pets for Bipolar Disorder. What I learned was there are Therapy Dogs for Bipolar disorder. Dogs trained to help you remember to take your medicine at the right time. Dogs that have been trained to recognize signs of an impediing panic attack. And therapy dogs are typically covered by insurance.

Watch the video here

Here's an article on the DBSA website about therapy dogs.