Experts state that fidget spinners have no potentials for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as the cheap toy was said to be for people with anxiety, autism as well.

Some people acclaimed that widely celebrated cheap toy fidget spinners can be used to treat people living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and autism; however, experts seem to describe the falsely acclaimed toy as inefficient.

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Clinical Psychologist and Professor Scott Kollins told NPR on Sunday,”I know there are lots of similar toys … and there’s basically no scientific evidence that those things work across the board.”

In fact, fidget spinners have real potentials as they help children focus in classrooms as parents and teachers claim. However, retailers exaggerate when they claim that toys function as a treatment for anxiety, minuscule or stress.

“It’s important for parents and teachers who work with kids who have ADHD to know that there are very well studied and documented treatments that work, and that they’re out there, so there’s not really quick and easy fixes like buying a toy,” Kollins told NPR.

Sometimes parents seek to help their mentally or psychologically unstable children through toys that put them in relief; However, all these claims are made by companies to promote their medically-inefficient products.


Moreover, experts share their viewpoint from a relatively different scope.

“Using a spinner-like gadget is more likely to serve as a distraction than a benefit for individuals with ADHD,” Mark Rapport, a clinical psychologist at the University of Central Florida who has studied the benefits of movement on attention in people with ADHD, told LiveScience earlier this month.

On the other hand, a research done in 2015 discovered that students with ADHD did better on a computerised attention test when they fidgeted. Nonetheless, children without ADHD had fidgeting inefficient on having the same test.

But Julie Schweitzer, the study’s author and a clinical psychologist at the University of California at Davis, asserted that it’s too early to decide whether fidget spinners could produce a similar outcome.

“We need to study them to find if they make a difference and for whom,” Schweitzer told the Post.