The Frontal Cortex

Parrots and PTSD

It’s a brilliant new approach to treating the traumatized minds of war veterans: having them care for rescued and abused parrots. By developing a bond of trust with a bird, the PTSD patients slowly recover their faith in humanity. Listen to the NPR story.

And here’s a shot of my own parrot, eating her vegetables before the Boss:



  1. #1 matthew
    July 16, 2007

    Very nice, a great idea.

  2. #2 Leigh
    July 16, 2007

    I’ve been suffering from PTSD for years and recently adopted a cockatoo that had been severely neglected. There are a lot of interesting similarities

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