The e-collar ends up in shreds and the bandages in ruins. (Because truly, most owners are not as irresponsible as Miss Brown’s interim caretakers.) Other times, it’s all about the pets’ behavior. Pets don’t deserve to be treated to a potentially dysphoric, debilitating round of drugs when so many other options exist. After all, I’ve never had a pet that required any more than simple crating. Sure, sometimes it’s the owner pulling a stupid (like the bed trick), over which they feel terribly guilty. Consider the patient who must be hospitalized (or boarded) for post-op care that would normally take place at home. No animal needs sedatives just because owners can’t manage some simple instructions.
ADHD kids will try to get through these experiences by self-stimulating through wiggling, talking, etc.
If you give an ADHD child a lollypop, which provides oral stimulation, they are more likely to listen and follow directions.
ADHD kids usually have no problem paying attention to video games, which provide constant visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation.
Authors, for example, sometimes talk about how the characters can come to life and write the story for them.
However, for some people these voices and visions can be extremely distressing – criticising, threatening or causing confusion.
Just as antibody production is connected to both exercise and happiness, so too is endorphin production.