First responders who had working dog partners during the 9/11 search-and-rescue efforts have lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than other rescue groups, a survey shows.
“For these search-and-rescue workers,” says University of Pennsylvania researcher Melissa Hunt, “we saw rates of severe psychopathology and post-traumatic stress disorder that are well below what has been reported in other first responder groups, especially a number of years out from the attacks.”
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