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New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass

by , 09/24/11
filed under: Modern Kids, News

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 4-5% of children, making it the most common chronic mental health problem among young children in the U.S. While a slew of medications have been released to remedy the effects of ADHD, a new study published in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being shows us there is a more natural alternative to pill popping: playing in the grass. The study shows that kids who regularly play in outdoor green spaces amongst the trees and grass have milder (ADHD) symptoms than those who play regularly indoors or in built outdoor environments.

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  1. lazyreader September 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Controversy aside….The idea that children who don’t attend or who don’t sit still in school have a mental disorder is not entertained by me, are they handicapped or are they just slackers. “My kid has a learning disability, he can’t pay attention” but he can play Halo 3 for 8 hours and remember the cheat codes and know where all the skulls are hidden. “He’s a bad test taker” You mean, you’re stupid. Oh, you struggle with that part where we find out what you know and put it down on a piece of paper. This is not a problem easily solved by grass.

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