Mar 16, 2007

ADHD children benefit from "green time"

Have you ever thought about having your ADHD child spend time outdoors as a form of treatment for his condition? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that "green outdoor settings appear to reduce ADHD symptoms in children across a wide range of individual, residential, and case characteristics. " And, according to an article posted on, "in 56 different comparisons, activities in "green areas" had more positive responses than activities in other settings. In 54 of the 56, the difference was significant, signaling that the findings were consistent." Sounds to me like a pretty easy way to temporarily treat my child's ADHD. What do you think? You can read more about the study at the News Bureau of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign website.

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