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Carriedo, A. (2014). Benefits of physical education in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of Sport and Health Research. 6(1):47-60. 

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to review the scientific literature on the influence of physical exercise in subjects with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to propose how physical education may contribute to the treatment of this disorder. ADHD is causing diverse personal, family and academic problems. It is thought to have a multicomponent etiology, probably organic in origen with neurological, genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. Its main symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and very often, conduct disorders. Motor skills and personal relationships are often also affected. According to several sources, treatment should be pharmacological and also based in behavioral and psychoeducational intervention. 

 

The recent studies suggest that physical activity improves the core symptoms of ADHD and also that beneficts the executive function, inhibitory control, neurocognitive performance, behavior, motor skills, social, cognitive performance and academic performance of children with ADHD.

 

KEY WORDS

 

 

ADHD treatment, physical activity, behaviour, psychostimulants, executive function, motor skills, academic achievement. 

 

 
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