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Children 2017, 4(5), 31; doi:10.3390/children4050031

Mind–Body Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Loyola University Health System, 701 North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160, USA
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Division of Integrative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mailstop 1017, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
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Academic Editor: Hilary McClafferty
Received: 30 November 2016 / Revised: 3 April 2017 / Accepted: 18 April 2017 / Published: 25 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mind-Body Medicine in Children and Adolescents)
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Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is pervasive among the pediatric population and new treatments with minimal adverse effects are necessary to be studied. The purpose of this article is to review current research studying mind–body therapies for treatment of children diagnosed with ADHD. Literature was reviewed pertaining to the effectiveness of movement-based therapies and mindfulness/meditation-based therapies for ADHD. Many positive effects of yoga, Tai Chi, physical activity, and meditation may significantly improve symptoms of ADHD among children. View Full-Text
Keywords: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); mind–body; pediatric; children; mindfulness; meditation; yoga; integrative medicine; alternative; complementary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); mind–body; pediatric; children; mindfulness; meditation; yoga; integrative medicine; alternative; complementary
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Herbert, A.; Esparham, A. Mind–Body Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Children 2017, 4, 31.

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