There are innumerable forms of meditation. Only some come with long traditions, and even fewer have been carefully scientifically studied. Of the ones that have been studied, we’ll take a look at the differences between these two: Focused-Attention and Mindfulness (aka Open Monitoring). Focused-Attention Meditation (FAM) is exactly what it sounds like, participants are asked […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is it possible to outgrow ADHD, asked Cheryl Maguire in a recent post in the NY Times? She reports that there is no consensus, but that many teens and adults develop coping skills, engage in beneficial activities, productively use medication, and choose careers and interests that engage their brains. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment. You have to breathe, so why not use your inhalations and exhalations to manage your ADHD symptoms? “Several studies show that rhythmic, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Mark Bergin, M.D. Research suggests that anyone can improve attention by practicing mindfulness — cognitive fitness training aimed at building real-time and compassionate awareness of our lives rather than remaining lost in distraction, on autopilot. When people hear that attention is trainable, they wonder about using meditation to treat ADHD. But ADHD and mindfulness […]Continue Reading... No Comments.