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''Meditation helps kids chill out, reduce impulsivity'' - ABC News

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8 June 2013

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Schools are recognizing that children today are experiencing more anxiety and stress than ever before. Research is highlighting this growing concern:

∙ The percentage of children aged 5-17 using antidepressants more than doubled between 1993 and 2003, according to research by Kaiser Permanente.

∙ According to the US government's Department of Health & Human Services, mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time, and the rate of depression among adolescents may be as high as one in eight.

It's no wonder that the easily learned Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) is being increasingly adopted to help reverse this alarming trend—and it's making national news.

An ABC News story on May 21, 'Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity', reported:

''Film director David Lynch started a foundation eight years ago to provide scholarships for school-age children all over the world to study Transcendental Meditation.

''A study of more than 3,000 children . . . found a dramatic improvement in math test scores and overall academic performance among students who practiced Transcendental Meditation, a form of meditation that promotes relaxation and 'an awakening' of the mind. The study also found a decrease in student suspensions, expulsions and dropout rates.''

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