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Acta Paediatr. 2014 Jul;103(7):709-14. doi: 10.1111/apa.12628. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

Exercise reduces the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and improves social behaviour, motor skills, strength and neuropsychological parameters.

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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Abstract

This review summarises research studies on the impact and beneficial effects of different types of exercise on childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and provides recommendations for the scientific and therapeutic communities.

CONCLUSION:

Although the design and the exercise interventions featured in these studies varied considerably, all showed that exercise reduced the symptoms of ADHD and led to improvements in social behaviour, motor skills, strength and neuropsychological parameters.

KEYWORDS:

ADHD; Children; Exercise; Motor skills; Social behaviour

PMID:
24612421
DOI:
10.1111/apa.12628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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