Transcendental Meditation

Study on ADHD symptom reduction

Use of the Transcendental Meditation Technique to Reduce Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Reducing Stress and Anxiety: An Exploratory Study

Authors:  Grosswald, Sarina J.; Stixrud, William R.; Travis, Fred; Bateh, Mark  A.

Published:  Current Issues in Education, vol 10 no 2, 2008, 14 pp.

Methods: This exploratory study tested the feasibility of using the Transcendental Meditation technique to reduce stress and anxiety as a means of reducing symptoms of ADHD (hyperactivity). Students ages 11-14 were taught the technique, and practiced it twice daily in school. Common ADHD inventories and performance measures of executive function were administered at baseline and three months later.

Results: Results showed statistically significant reductions in stress, anxiety, and improvements in ADHD symptoms and executive function.

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