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Massages for ADHD Children

Friday, March 21st, 2008

A child who is affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have difficulty controlling their behavior and paying attention. Some symptoms include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. A lot of times, these children are seen as “problem children” who just can’t “sit still”. Many children can seem restless and distracted, but ADHD children’s hyperactivity and distractibility can start to affect performance in school, in social relationships and behavior at home. There are many different theories on what causes ADHD, and it is estimated that 2 million children in the United States have it. There are many treatments for ADHD, including Ritalin. Ritalin increases dopamine levels within the brain which has been shown to decrease hyperactivity. While the choice to medicate your child is an incredibly personal one, there is another type of treatment that can help; massage therapy.