ADHD: Excerpt From: Altman, Donald. “The Mindfulness Code.”

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“New evidence, published in 2008 in the peer-reviewed online journal Current Issues in Education, shows that Transcendental Meditation (a practice of mentally repeating a word for a length of time) produced a 50 percent improvement in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle-school students who meditated twice daily — without the side effects that can occur with drug interventions.
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In their conclusion, the researchers write that “the technique has potential
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to improve attention,
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behavior regulation,
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and executive function
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by naturally reducing stress and anxiety and improving brain functioning.”
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The noticeable reduction in stress is worth noting, since stress disrupts the brain’s ability to learn.
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Stress actually dumbs down the frontal lobe, where much thinking takes place, because stress diverts blood to the emotional core of the brain.”
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