Meditation helpful for children with ADHD

April 14, 2009 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

A new study published in the December issue of the journal  Current Issues in Education.  suggest that Transcendental meditation may be an effective way to treat ADHD symptoms without using medication.

In this pilot study, researchers  followed a group of 10 middle school students with ADHD, aged 11 to 14,  who were meditating twice a day in school. After three months, researchers found over 50 percent reduction in stress and anxiety and improvements in ADHD symptoms.