A Pilot Study on the use of Canine Assisted Therapy for the Treatment of Major Depression Disorder

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Depression treatments that are available today are the result of decades of research.

Have you been feeling depressed, down, or hopeless? Interested in trying animal-assisted therapy for depression? Researchers at MGH are studying animal-assisted therapy, or therapy with a licensed social worker and therapy dog, and its effects on depression. This confidential research study includes 8 weeks of animal-assisted therapy and biweekly visits to MGH, for a total of 23 visits. Compensation of $150 is provided for completing the study.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Richard at 617-643-0491 or at RJNORTON@mgh.harvard.edu

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