What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?

Psychiatric Service Dog’s Tasks

Psychiatric Service Dogs assist handlers who have a mental illness or psychiatric disability. Psychiatric Service Dogs are often cross trained for other specialties, too. Provide Medication RemindersLay Across Handler to Provide Deep Pressure Therapy During Panic AttacksProvide Tactile Grounding Via Nuzzling or LickingApply Gentle Teeth Pressure to Forearm to Interrupt Dissociative EpisodeAlert Handler to Episodes … Continue reading Psychiatric Service Dog’s Tasks