Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder benefit from massage therapy

Tiffany M. Field, Olga Quintino, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Gabrielle Koslovsky

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-108
Number of pages7
JournalAdolescence
Volume33
Issue number129
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Field, T. M., Quintino, O., Hernandez-Reif, M., & Koslovsky, G. (1998). Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder benefit from massage therapy. Adolescence, 33(129), 102-108.