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Children with ADHD handling a dog: Exciting or calming?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Animals, Dogs, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summary of the study: There was a significant decrease in heart rate and a significant increase in blood pressure five minutes after a dog was held by children with ADHD. However, teacher ratings of mood and behavior were not significant. The authors concluded that pet therapy for children with ADHD may actually increase excitement rather than [...]

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