Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mindfulness Meditation as a Potential Treatment for ADHD

Sharpbrains.com posted a summary of a really cool pilot study out of Duke University looking at the use of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for ADHD in adolescents and adults. Results suggest that the participants: 1.) Liked the intervention; 2.) Endorsed additional improvements in ADHD symptoms, even among those being treated with medication; 3.) Showed improvement on neuropsychological measures such as working memory and ability to shift attention; 4.) Exhibited reductions in anxiety and depression.


Although it’s too soon to call mindfulness meditation a stand-alone treatment for ADHD, this study provides some compelling data that it may be a useful complement to those with ADHD being treated with medication, particularly among those who may not respond as well to medication.


Read the full posting here:


http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2008/05/22/mindfulness-meditation-for-adults-teens-with-adhd/

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