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Transcendental Meditation shows promise among approaches for ADHD
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23 June 2011
The Transcendental Meditation Programme shows promise among approaches to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) including biofeedback and other forms of meditation.
Although EEG studies using biofeedback or neurofeedback showed a reduction in the theta/beta ratio, it was significantly less than the 60% decrease found after three months practising Transcendental Meditation, said researcher and neuroscientist Dr Fred Travis, Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management.
In contrast to biofeedback, 'Transcendental Meditation is easy, it doesn't require all that equipment, and when you're finished you feel refreshed, and you're affecting the whole brain,' said Dr Sarina Grosswald, who directs the David Lynch Foundation's Office of ADHD.
Studies on other forms of meditation and ADHD did not show a significant reduction in stress for children with ADHD. A study several years ago showed a 50% reduction of stress in children with ADHD who learned Transcendental Meditation.
A new study, to be published in September has shown wide-ranging benefits of Transcendental Meditation for ADHD. Although further research and larger studies are needed, this latest study 'should definitely raise interest and get people's attention because of the significant results that we see', Dr Grosswald said.
In the coming days, Global Good News will continue to report on this study.
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