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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Benefits from Tai Chi
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2001
Pages: 120 - 123
Source ID: shanti-sources-85921


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).