Using databases such as PubMed and Google Scholar with the keywords "Chess" and "ADHD", this study was conducted to review the literature on the usefulness of chess in patients with ADHD. The most relevant articles were searched using the following criteria: English language, and all types of studies published in a medical journal. A total 12 articles were identified. Of a total of 12 articles, 4 met the inclusion criteria and were subsequently reviewed. The results of the review showed that chess therapy/training is effective in the management of ADHD patients in terms of reducing symptoms and severity. Due to its effectiveness, playful nature, high adherence and low cost, it can be used as a therapeutic tool in multimodal management to improve ADHD symptoms. Considering the limited number of published studies in this field, our findings need to be confirmed by further controlled, randomized and extended studies. In our investigation, we found no study evaluating the effectiveness of chess in the adult subgroup of the ADHD population.
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Agarwal, Neilay Krishna
"Evaluating the effectiveness of chess as a therapeutic tool in the comprehensive management of ADHD,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 10:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol10/iss2/3