Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Benefits from Tai Chi

Maria Hernandez-Reif, Tiffany M. Field, Eric Thimas

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Abstract

Thirteen adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) participated in Tai Chi classes twice a week for 5 weeks. Teachers rated the children's behaviour on the Conners Scale during the baseline period, after the 5 week Tai Chi session period and 2 weeks later. After the 10 Tai Chi sessions the adolescents displayed less anxiety, improved conduct, less daydreaming behaviours, less inappropriate emotions, and less hyperactivity. These improved scores persisted over the 2-week follow up (no Tai Chi period).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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