Study: Does Mindfulness Meditation training help adults with ADHD?

As awareness of ADHD in adults increases, so do efforts to develop effective treatments for adults that can complement, or substitute for, medication. One promising treatment is mindfulness meditation training. In mindfulness training, individuals learn to orient their attention purposefully towards the present moment and to approach their one’s experience with curiosity, openness, and acceptance. Mindfulness meditation may be particularly well-suited to address ADHD in adults because it focuses on promoting the regulation of attention. Prior studies also suggest that mindfulness training can enhance aspects of executive functioning and may contribute to better emotion regulation, areas where many adults with ADHD struggle. A study recently published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders, A pilot trial of mindfulness meditation training for ADHD in adulthood: Impact on core symptoms, executive functioning and emotion dysregulation, provides the most rigorous investigation to date of mindfulness meditation training for adults with ADHD. Twenty-two adults with ADHD (average age 38, 12 females) were randomly assigned to an 8-week group-based mindfulness meditation training program or a wait-list control condition. This random assignment methodology had not been utilized in earlier research on this approach and represents an important strength of the study. Nearly all participants were on ADHD medication and continued with their treatment during the study. ...
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