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Can meditation help ADHD?

Martica Heaner, Ph.D.: Q. Since meditation helps a person focus, can regular meditation help those with ADHD?

A. It seems as though meditation should help those with ADHD, but proof that it works has been sketchy. That’s because very few well-controlled studies have been conducted.

Meditation is a mental practice where one attempts to clear the mind of distractions through a combination of deep breathing, mental focusing exercise and/or physical relaxation techniques. Although there are different methods of meditation, there is some evidence that practicing it can improve mental focus. So it makes sense to explore how this practice might affect ADHD …

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