Yoga for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents

Thomas Ngoc Phan, Safyah Alam, Karen Dineen Wagner

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Abstract

Nonpharmacological treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often requested by parents of children with ADHD. Yoga is an al-ternative option with increasing avail-ability and acceptance in the Western world. This review examines the cur-rent evidence for yoga as a primary or adjunctive treatment for ADHD in children and adolescents. There is some preliminary support for the benefit of yoga as an adjunctive treatment for ADHD symptoms in children, but large controlled studies are warranted to establish efficacy for yoga as an al-ternative treatment for ADHD in chil-dren and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-442
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatric Annals
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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