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Recent studies suggest that training-based measures are effective in improving cognitive skills. Meditation-based training has produced lasting changes in brain and cognitive functions. This technique of mental training exhibits neuroplasticity in the attentional networks, exhibiting superior performance, especially in the domain of attention and executive control processing, which is impaired in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although intervention techniques for ADHD are well researched, many individuals continue to experience significant functional impairment despite the symptom improvement. This emphasizes a need for a comprehensive approach that requires an effective behavioral intervention. The present paper provides a converging review of meditation-based effects on the brain, dysfunctions of ADHD, and suggestions for enhancement of cognitive abilities in patients with ADHD using meditational training combined with existing measures of intervention. The idea proposed herein should be considered a step for initiation of empirical studies on meditation-based training intervention and outcome effects.
Baijal S, Gupta R.
Drs. Baijal and Gupta are from the Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India.
Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2008 Apr;5(4):48-55.