Children With Pets Have Less Anxiety
It's official, according to a new study from Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York.
“Kids who have a pet to cuddle up with at night, talk to, and play with by day are less likely to suffer from anxiety”
Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children in the US, (source National Institute of Mental Health) and affect 40 million adults 18 and older — about 18 percent of the population. It is considered to be the most common mental illness of all.
CBS reported the following about the new research,
Researchers currently indicate that if any childhood anxiety disorder goes untreated, there is a higher risk of poorer school performances, and kids are also more likely to miss out on key social experiences
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