Exercise reduces the symptoms of attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder and improves social behaviour, motor skills, strength and neuropsychological parameters

@article{Kamp2014ExerciseRT,
  title={Exercise reduces the symptoms of attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder and improves social behaviour, motor skills, strength and neuropsychological parameters},
  author={Carolin Friederike Kamp and Billy Sperlich and Hans-Christer Holmberg},
  journal={Acta Paediatrica},
  year={2014},
  volume={103}
}
This review summarises research studies on the impact and beneficial effects of different types of exercise on childhood attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and provides recommendations for the scientific and therapeutic communities. 
Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Potential Mechanisms and Evidence-based Recommendations
TLDR
Already preliminary evidence suggests that exercise can improve cognitive performance intimately linked to ADHD presentations in children with and without an ADHD diagnosis, and cautiously provides recommendations for parameters of exercise.
Impact of physical exercise on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders
  • Y. Zang
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Medicine
  • 2019
TLDR
It was showed that anxiety and depression were significantly improved with physical activity in these children with ADHD and physical exercise has a major contribution owing to significant improvement in anxiety and depressed, aggressive behaviors, thought and social problems among children suffering from ADHD.
University of Southern Denmark Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Children and Adolescents with ADHD
TLDR
Already preliminary evidence suggests that exercise can improve cognitive performance intimately linked to ADHD presentations in children with and without an ADHD diagnosis, and cautiously provides recommendations for parameters of exercise.
Associations between physical activity and mental health problems among adolescents at a child and adolescent psychiatric clinic
TLDR
This study investigates longitudinal associations between physical activity level and mental health problems in a child and adolescent psychiatric sample and whether team sports participation is associated with less mental health issues than individual sports.
Summer Treatment Program for ADHD and ASD: The Role of Physical Activity, Sleep and Inhibitory Control
TLDR
Results highlight the importance of physical activity as a component of treatment for children with ADHD and/or ASD and suggest increased physical activity significantly predicts improvements in inhibitory control, which in turn predicted increased positive behaviors.
Association of symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with symptoms of excessive exercising in an adult general population sample
TLDR
The data show that excessive exercising is significantly overrepresented in individuals in which ADHD symptoms in childhood have not persisted into adulthood, and it is hypothesized that a subgroup of individuals might suppress ADHD symptoms by excessive sporting activities.
Exercise Interventions in Children and Adolescents With ADHD: A Systematic Review
TLDR
No evidence-based recommendation can be formulated regarding frequency, intensity, or duration of exercise in children and adolescents with ADHD, but some first trends regarding the effects of certain types of exercise can be identified.
ADHD in children and youth: Part 2-Treatment.
TLDR
Evidence and context for a range of clinical approaches, combining behavioural and pharmacological interventions to address impairment more effectively, the role of parent and teacher (or other caregiver) training, the use of stimulant and nonstimulant medications, with effects and risks, and dosing and monitoring protocols.
Considerations in the Use of Stimulants in Sport
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The ultimate recommendation is that stimulants should not be used by high-level adult athletes.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Integrated Brain, Body, and Social Intervention for Children With ADHD
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The results suggest that expanding cognitive training to multiple domains by means of two training modalities does not lead to generalized improvement of ADHD symptomatology.
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