Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce ADHD Symptoms
Therapy dogs are effective in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children, finds a new study.
UCI School of Medicine researchers found children with ADHD who received assistance from therapy dogs experienced a reduction in inattention and an improvement in social skills. No change was observed when it came to hyperactivity and impulsivity.
The lead researcher says this suggests parents of children with ADHD may now have a viable alternative option to medications for treating the disorder.