Efficacy of Meditation as an Intervention for ADHD - A Critical Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies
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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder commonly prevalent in children that persists into adulthood. Though Pharmacotherapy has been the first line of treatment for ADHD, the side effects and inability to tolerate medication has led many parents and children with ADHD to try complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Among the various CAM modalities, yoga and Meditation or mindfulness have been tried out and used due to the lack of side effects, easy accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. This article attempts to systematically review the qualitative and quantitative literature available on the efficacy of Meditation as an intervention for children with ADHD.
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