Dance therapy might help with ADHD

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A research project at the Karlstad University and the University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden has shown that dance therapy is helpful with treating ADHD in boys and depression in girls. The group observed that after dancing, unruly and ADHD boys were calmer and interacted more appropriately with their peers. Teenage girls who suffered from  depression and self-destructive tendencies showed promise in the areas of setting limits and alleviating their depression after the therapy.

Treatment in these areas has previously proven difficult to successfully treat. The research project is attracting worldwide attention due to the unconventional treatment therapy and the success it has shown thus far. More follow up studies are being planned, the hope is to show continued success and bring the method mainstream
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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