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

Children (Basel). 2017 Apr 25;4(5):31. doi: 10.3390/children4050031.


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.

Keywords: alternative; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); children; complementary; integrative medicine; meditation; mindfulness; mind–body; pediatric; yoga.

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  • Review