11/14/2012 03:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Pets Help Mood, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Can pets help you overcome depression? Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist, says yes! When Dr. Saltz joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about how pets can help you feel nurtured and supported, and give you purpose. Giving and caretaking can really help with depressed feelings. Pets will also connect you to others with pets and help you feel less lonely.

For more, you can visit Gail's website at and follow @DrGailSaltz on Twitter.

And for more wonderful advice on handling life's everyday dilemmas, see Gail's tips:

Dr. Gail Saltz's Mental Health, Sex And Relationship Tips

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