How Emotional Support Animals can help with depression

Apr 17, 2022 | Cats, Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, ESA Certificate Reviews, Mental Health

Everyone has bad days. Everyone has bad days in their life for different reasons. Sometimes it may be because of the loss or departure of a loved one, for example, sometimes it just happens. These situations happen all the time in life and it is perfectly normal.

Many people don’t have time to deal with a succession of bad days and may become depressed. Being depressed all the time can make things worse. Depression can develop into a clinical stage, which can have a tangible impact on a person’s life and even become a fatal illness. Such illness needs treatment, which can take many forms.

One form of treatment and support can be animal emotional support. At first glance, such a solution may seem unobvious and unusual. However, it can be an effective salvation for people suffering from this illness.

Today, depression is a disease of all mankind. It affects almost every aspect of a person’s life. Usually depression does not come as a result of tragedy or some sad event. It can simply come into anyone’s life.



Common symptoms of depression are

– Loss of interest or pleasure in most normal activities

– Insomnia, sleep disturbances, sleeping too long

– Lack of energy, general fatigue

– Sluggishness in decision making

– General sluggishness of thought

– Feelings of sadness, desolation, or hopelessness

– Reduced appetite and weight loss

– Increased food cravings and weight gain

– Anxiety, restlessness, or overstimulation

– Slowing down of thinking, speaking, or body movements

– Unexplained back pain or headaches

– Frequent recurring suicidal thoughts

– Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

– Fixation on past failures

– Self-mutilation

– Outbursts of anger and irritability

– Disappointment for minor reasons

– Weak concentration,

– Poor memory of information



The causes of depression can vary. However, regardless of the causes, its consequences can be quite sad. Depression can lead to the development of negative attitudes about the world and yourself. And these attitudes can increase the number of symptoms and make depression worse.

A person becomes sad and experiences constant anxiety. He begins to devalue his life and the events in it. He may feel worthless and unimportant. As a result, he has no one to turn to. This reinforces his loneliness and self-loathing. This vicious circle can continue until something interrupts it.

Treatment and intervention from outside can get ahead of this illness. And animal emotional support can be one great way to get help for major depressive disorder.


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