Students with ADHD who practiced Transcendental Meditation in a school setting showed improvements in attention and reduces stress, anxiety, and impulsive behavior.
ADHD: prevention and treatment
Nearly five million children between the ages of 4 and 17 suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD interferes with brain functioning related to behavior and leads to impulsivity, restlessness, impaired memory and organizational skills, and difficulty focusing attention. The Foundation’s Office of ADHD and Other Learning Disorders has funded several studies on the effects of the TM–Quiet Time program.
Research: Reduced stress and anxiety; improvements in ADHD symptoms and executive function, including improvements in organizing and planning, problem solving, executing tasks, focus of attention, and memory.
Awaiting funding: A study including 2,000 students from five schools.