The treatment of a psychological problem often requires some special techniques, which are applied in order to get an idea of the present status of the mind of the patient. It has often been discovered that the patients of some particular diseases fail to respond positively even when their near and dear ones are around them. But, they seem to be particularly happy whenever they come to close proximity to their favorite animals or their pets. In such conditions, the psychiatrists try to bring the patient back to normal condition by keeping him/her in vicinity to his/her dear pet.
There are more than a few mental disorders that subsequently lead to severe psychosomatic problems. People fail to execute easy tasks, to communicate properly, to move from one place to another, and so on. Many of these threatening problems can completely be restored to health with the help of animal therapy. The animals used in the cure of the ailing people are called emotional support animal, because of their friendly assistance to the patients that have therapeutic effects on them. The diseases for which the support of such an animal is recommended are:
● Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
● Bipolar disorder
● Social phobia
● Cognitive decline
● Stress related problems
It has been seen that people suffering from aviophobia or fear of flying feel much better when they have their ESAs with them during a journey by airplane. Autistic children learn to reciprocate often after going through a session of ESA therapy.
Legally, there is no restriction on the size and the species of the ESAs. In order to make one’s pet his/her ESA, no additional training is required. The focus is solely given to the fact whether the patient is deriving mental comfort from the presence of the animal. For the identification of the animal as an ESA and to differentiate it from a pet, an ESA letter should be obtained by the patient or the owner of the animal. For example, if someone is suffering from any one of the aforementioned diseases and the person has a pet dog of his/her own, an emotional support dog letter is needed for providing him/her the uninterrupted company of the dog. Since the condition of the therapy is to keep the animal always around the patient, having such a letter is essential for carrying the animal to different places like the passenger cabin in an aircraft or in a housing apartment where the entry of animals is prohibited. On the support of the rights of the ESAs and their owners, two effective laws have been passed in the USA, Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 and Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988. These laws enable all the ESAs and their emotionally challenged handlers to move anywhere together. In addition to that, the owners will also be exempted from the pet deposit charges and the plane fairs.
Our psychological clinic in the USA has earned the reputation of being one of the leading psychological treatment centers in the country. We provide ESA letters to the patients, whom our psychiatrists think to be capable of delivering positive response from this mode of treatment. If your loved one or anyone you know is suffering from a serious or mild psychological problem, feel free to contact us. Our doctors will carefully diagnose the case and will take the necessary steps immediately.