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Recently heard of service dogs for Depression/Anxiety how would I be qualified for one ? what steps do I take to get one? Ask my psychiatrist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Service dog

An emotional support animal & a service dog are not one & the same.
An emotional support animal provides its owner comfort. A service dog has been specifically trained to perform tasks which will ameliorate the owners disability. So either a service dog or an emotional support dog might aid a person with depression/ anxiety. Your psychiatrist may be able to help start the process.

In brief: Service dog

An emotional support animal & a service dog are not one & the same.
An emotional support animal provides its owner comfort. A service dog has been specifically trained to perform tasks which will ameliorate the owners disability. So either a service dog or an emotional support dog might aid a person with depression/ anxiety. Your psychiatrist may be able to help start the process.
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