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ADD/ADHD Treatment

What is cerebellar training for ADHD?

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  • ADouglas Severance, MD, Family Medicine, answered
    For people with reading and learning disorders, cerebellar exercises are used to develop the neural pathways and address slow information processing. Known as brain-focused training, these exercises may benefit people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although further studies are required. Cerebellar training involves physical exercises combining movement and balance. These exercises are believed to speed up information processing, while also improving the function of the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the brain region responsible for motor control, as well as attention, language, and other cognitive functions.
  • ADaniel Spogen, MD, Family Medicine, answered on behalf of Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine

    The theory is that the neuro-connections between parts of the brain have been disrupted and the result is ADHD. A medical group has used cerebellar exercises (balance training and eye coordination exercises) in an effort to improve these neuronal connections. However, studies have not proven benefit. The group that has been advocating these exercises have felt that they work but evidence is lacking.

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