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This little toy may help with your anxiety Credit: Drew Angerer / Staff
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 5: In this photo illustration, a woman holds a fidget spinner, May 5, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Fidget spinners have become the latest toy sensation and some schools have banned them because they've become a distraction. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

You can’t get on social media without seeing a fidget spinner, the popular stress-relieving toy.

The design is simple, but the potential benefits of this toy are much more complex. This handheld toy is being marketed to consumers as a potential tool to help children and adults with ADHD, autism and anxiety. These toys are said to help release pent-up stress, while also helping with concentration.

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This kind of toy was released in the ’90s but didn’t gain much popularity until early 2017.

There is no concrete evidence that these fidget spinners help with creating a more focused environment, but regardless, they are one of the hottest toys on the market.

Kaitlyn Winey About the author:
Kaitlyn Winey is an associate videographer/editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @TheWineyWrapUp.
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