The Man's Best Friend Can Lessen the Risk of Schizophrenia
They say that a dog is a man's best friend and there are many reasons as to why a lot of people say this. A dog is often protective, obedient, and faithful. This is why more and more people adopt a dog and make them their pets or companion. But, being with dogs can benefit you more than you think. A study by Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that dogs also bring health benefits to humans. If you happen to be with a dog at an early age, then there is a lesser risk for you to have schizophrenia.
Robert Yolken, M.D conducted the study, and together with his colleagues, they looked into the connection of having a household pet dog or cat and diagnosis of schizophrenia. The team was quite shocked with the result. However, Yolken and his colleagues also said that more studies are needed to confirm their findings. Learn more about this now.