Man's best friend can help treat ADHD symptoms

Updated:3 months ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 19 (ANI): A recent study revealed that therapy dogs can be helpful in treating symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research involved children aged 7 to 9 who had been diagnosed with ADHD and had never taken medicines for their condition. Results from research indicate that children with ADHD who received canine assisted intervention (CAI) experienced a reduction in inattention and an improvement in social skills. ADHD is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

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