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Comparison of the Effects of Cognitive-Motor Rehabilitation, Stimulant Drugs, and Active Control on Executive Functions and Clinical Symptoms of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (NCT02780102)

The investigators administered a randomized controlled trial (RCT) through random assignment of children with ADHD into three different groups to compare the effects of cognitive-motor rehabilitation, immediate release methylphenidate, and an active control on the executive functioning, learning, and behavioral symptoms of children with ADHD.
  • Other: Cognitive-Motor Rehabilitation
    Cognitive-Motor Rehabilitation (CMR) group received 20 sixty-minute sessions of cognitive-motor exercises
    • Drug: Ritalin
      2 or 3 doses of 10 mg tablets of immediate-release Methylphenidate (Ritalin) per day for 8 week.
      • drug therapy
    • Other: Active Control
      Active Control group simultaneously received 20 sixty-minute sessions of low dose cognitive-motor exercises
      Ages eligible for Study
      9 Years to 12 Years
      Genders eligible for Study
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • Receiving ADHD diagnosis
      • aged between 9 and 12 years
      • Intelligence Quotient (IQ)>90
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • Severe co-morbid disorders, such as depression, op-positional defiant disorder and conduct disorder
      • A history of seizures during past 2 years
      • Disability or handicap preventing the child from participating cognitive-motor exercises
      • Sever medical conditions requiring immediate medical treatment
      31 August, 2015
      19 May, 2016
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