NPR has a great story on this subject (see link below). Turns out it's good for people to take their dogs to work. There aren't too many places where "normal" people can do that, but it's a possibility for people with psychiatric disabilities. Not only service dogs, but also emotional support animals, can be requested to accompany a person with a psychiatric disability to work in the U.S. as a "reasonable accommodation." See http://www.servicepoodle.com/useful-links-1/dogs-in for links to relevant .gov web pages.
You can read the National Public Radio Story at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/30/149684409/take-your-dog-to-the-office-and-stress-less?ft=1&f=1128&sc=tw
Joanne Shortell, Maeve's Service Human
call us using "call Maeve and Joanne" at http://www.servicepoodle.com/contact-us
Joanne and Maeve (her psychiatric service poodle) help people with psychiatric disabilities discover their rights to emotional support animals in no-pets housing without pet deposits or pet fees and their rights to service dogs