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Identifying the most promising exercise interventions as treatments for pediatric ADHD symptoms

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We propose a research project that investigates the potential of exercise as treatment for ADHD in children and adolescents. Among others, the occurrence of side effects with medication treatment, and long waiting lists for specialized psychotherapy, prevents many children with ADHD from receiving the treatment they need. Exercise has the potential to complement the list of recommended ADHD treatments. In our project, we will use a mix of advanced analytical techniques (so-called network meta-analysis) and input from patients, their parents, teachers, and GPs to explore possible effects of exercise in treating ADHD in children and adolescents.

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Principal Investigator:

Heike Gerger

Role Erasmus MC:

Principal investigator



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