ADHD Study: Meditation Relieves Anxiety in Children

A small new study reports decreased anxiety and increased attention in children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) who practice meditation each day.

Monday January 5th - 2:01pm

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Anxiety is a comorbid condition often associated with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. And, according to a new report in the online journal Current Issues in Education, anxiety is also a condition helped by the practice of transcendental meditation.

According to a study of 10 children with ADHD and language-related learning disabilities, lessons in transcendental meditation (TM) seemed to diminish the symptoms of anxiety and help the children concentrate and behave better at school.

Though the study was quite small, its encouraging results suggest that 10-15 minutes of quiet meditation could help ADHD children with anxiety, attention problems, working memory, organization, and behavior. Certainly, the downsides are minimal...

Read more about this study on Reuters UK.

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