ADHD: Meditation or medication?

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“Behind the headlines – Medication or Meditation?” The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 4 million American children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This population is not a good candidate for psychotropic meditations. The Contrary examines how Transcendental meditation, or T-M can be used to help young people with ADHD. “

This may look like a typical middle school classroom but it’s not. Everybody stops twice a day. These students are not napping; they’re meditating.

Zach – “It allows us to take a break during class so that we can rest and not continue with the pressure …”

Cuyler – It makes me feel more relaxed, and less mad and angrier. “

Hameed – “If it’s a bad day, I can get a lot off my mind.” “

“Zach and Cuyler have ADHD. Hameed has ADHD. They attend Kingsbury school in Washington DC, which is a school for children with language-based disabilities. Two sessions of Transcendental Meditation (or T-M) are offered every day at Kingsbury. T-M is being studied by researchers to prove that it can relax children and may even reduce ADHD’s disabling aspects.

Sarina Grosswald Ed.D., Director, T.M study at Kingsbury school – “Working alongside these children, they have difficulty concentrating or keeping their attention to begin with. T-M is exactly the opposite. They don’t have to focus on the task or control their mind. It’s the perfect choice for students with ADHD, attention problems, concentration issues, and other ADHD-related disorders. “

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