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Cats, Dogs and ADHD

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You probably have heard that cats, dogs, and pets, in general, can bring not only companionship but emotional and mental support to adults and children with ADHD.

Studies have shown that owning a pet can result in lower cholesterol, and decreased levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, resulting in an overall improvement in mental health. 

Let’s talk about how these amazing creatures can help.

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Exercise: Dogs love to walk; they can help you commit to a daily exercise routine. Exercise improves focus and calms the hyperactivity component of ADHD. For kids with ADHD, it is a tremendously positive opportunity for both the pup and child to release energy and exercise. 

Organization: People with ADHD struggle with staying organized, and boundaries, rules, and routines are needed to help us thrive. Caring for our furry kids requires maintaining a schedule: feeding them, potty training, and teaching them how to be social. Once we start to maintain a plan, we tend to carry it over to other things.

Emotional Support: When it comes to companionship, a pet is always loving and understanding. Who doesn’t love snuggles? People with ADHD many times have a difficult time adjusting to social situations and environments. Petting and cuddling with your animals can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.

While a furry friend can help us improve our mental wellness and live happier lives, it’s essential to know that any pet must be cared for, fed, and treated with love and respect.

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Emotional support pets can help adults and children who struggle with ADHD, but be ready to love them and be responsible.

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Would you like to determine if you or your child has ADHD, and gain additional resources and help?

We make ADHD assessments easy. Our online platform allows adults and children to be evaluated from the comfort of home with instant 24/7 access, no referrals, and minimal cost.  Our assessment also includes screening for anxiety and depression. The results, provided by a doctorate-level psychologist, are accepted by doctors, schools, and employers across the country.

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Please note that each clinician sets their holiday hours and may be processing your requests during this time or they may be out as well.

As always, you can still take our assessment at anytime online, whenever and wherever is best for you. 

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As always, you can still take our assessment at any time online, whenever and wherever is best for you.

Please note that each clinician sets their holiday hours and may be processing your requests during this time or they may be out as well.

Happy Holidays from the team at ADHD Online!

Our ADHD Online corporate office will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 so our employees can enjoy this special time with their families. 

As always, you can still take our assessment at any time online, whenever and wherever is best for you.

Please note that each clinician sets their own holiday hours and may be processing your requests during this time or they may be out as well.

We will resume normal business hours Monday, November 28. Thank you for your understanding and patience as our staff enjoys time with family to celebrate the Holiday.

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Treatment Plan Development**

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**If available in your state

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Prescriptions via telemedicine for Schedule II (stimulants) medications are not permitted by state law in South Carolina. Patients can receive prescriptions from our providers for non-stimulant medications.