Therapy dogs can help treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, says new study

Dogs are man’s best friends. They stick with you through thick and thin, and shower you with lots of love. Over the years, researchers have thrown light on how dogs have helped cure many ailments in humans. A recent study confirms that therapy dogs help in reducing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children!

Therapy dogs are usually seen in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes and schools to provide love, care and comfort to humans. They are trained in such a way that patients feel better in their presence.

A group of researchers from the United States of America confirms that children between the age group of 7 to 9 years feel great in the company of dogs. Children who had the company of therapy dogs showcased better attention and social skills when compared to those who did not have a dog.

The study was conducted over a period of 12 weeks. In 8 weeks, children with therapy dogs started showing positive responses.

Inattention is one of the most common problems faced by children with ADHD. Researchers confirm that therapy dogs can make a huge difference to this.

Most of the parents prefer not using any medications on their children to treat ADHD. If you are looking for an ideal therapy, adopt a dog! Let your little one spend more time with their canine and enjoy every bit of it.

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