Mindfulness Treatment for ADHD

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Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy has been indicated as an alternative treatment of ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD, such as distractibility, poor concentration, impulsivity and hyperactivity can be improved with a redirection of intent. Mindfulness meditation teaches new skills that can help quell the symptoms of ADHD by bringing mindful awareness to the present. Studies show that retraining the mind and body to focus awareness on the here and now will allow clients to cope with symptoms of ADHD. For example, a new pilot study published in the Journal of Attention Disorder suggests that mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy could improve symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Mindfulness approaches encourage one to pay focused attention to moments without judgment or criticism. The pilot study found that mindfulness therapy significant reduced ADHD symptoms and improved areas of executive functioning, self-compassion, and mental health.