The “learning disorder” known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, may result not from faulty brain wiring or chemistry gone awry, as conventional medical thinking holds, but from restriction of the urge to play. Further, vigorous bouts of unstructured social play, especially in preschoolers—the kind of play that adults often put a stop to—may be the best “therapy” for reducing the impulsive behaviors that characterize the disorder, the most common childhood psychiatric problem in America.
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Hara Estroff Marano
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