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Adolescence. 1998 Spring;33(129):103-8.

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder benefit from massage therapy.

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Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA.


Twenty-eight adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were provided either massage therapy or relaxation therapy for 10 consecutive school days. The massage therapy group, but not the relaxation therapy group, rated themselves as happier and observers rated them as fidgeting less following the sessions. After the 2-week period, their teachers reported more time on task and assigned them lower hyperactivity scores based on classroom behavior.

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