A recent article featuring the New York psychiatrist and TikToker Dr. Judith Joseph touches on one of the things we love most about our pets – how they help us with our mental health. It’s true that we always need a companion at our side. However, did you know that she believes that certain pets are best for certain mental health conditions? Here’s a handy list:
*Dogs are best for those with depression as they’re empathetic and force you to go outside.
*Cats are great for those with autism since they don’t make intense eye contact, and they understand physical boundaries.
*Horses can help those that have undergone trauma as they help build trust and encourage bonding and a sense of safety.
*Fish are excellent for those that suffer anxiety. Just watching them swim around calms the brain and lowers blood pressure.
*Snakes can help those with bipolar disorder as their rhythmic movements on your arm can stabilize your mood.
*Lizards help those with ADHD since they’re independent and don’t require much maintenance.
*Birds help stabilize those with OCD, and they’re contained in their environment and don’t make a mess everywhere. They also provide a soothing tune.
*Turtles are helpful for those with dementia as they’re slower and may help trigger your memory.
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