What is Pets Emotional Support?

Category: Others

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Generic name: Pets

Researchers are finding that pets truly have the power to heal and support their owners, especially at times of stress and illness. Pets provide company and can help with the feeling of loneliness, sadness, pain and fear.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 8 18
General health 7 15
Anxious mood 6 3
Loneliness 4 14
Panic Disorder 4 16
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 3 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pets Emotional Support

Side effect Patients
Have to clean up after! 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pets Emotional Support

Dosage Patients
24 hr daily 2
daily 2
1 mg daily 1
1 other daily 1
2 other daily 1

Duration

Currently using Pets Emotional Support

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 27
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 9
$50-99 7
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 7
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3 patient evaluations for Pets Emotional Support

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Anna-Magdalena
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
66 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 3
  • Sociability: 14
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 12
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 8
  • ATEC score: 37
I have:
Autism

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Oct 24, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Aid in recovery)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Chigi
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Chigi
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M55y
FM:9y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for companionship)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Giving me a reason to continue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Love my dog
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for companionship)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Giving me a reason to continue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Walking my dog Abbey is helpful in relieving stress and pain and provides excellent, low impact exercise.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
psyclops
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psyclops
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 13, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Calming)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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