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Re: Meditation: does it help with ADD or ADHD?

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I find it helps me and is quite often recommended in many books about ADD. The thing of it is, it’s a skill that needs to be practised. A lot. Even long time practitioners still have problems with the mind wandering, I suspect. But they are more skillful at controlling their thoughts and can bring the mind back. Will it ever replace medication solely for treatment? I don’t think so.

I think if you google mediation and mental health issues generally, there is a lot of evidence that meditation is helpful, even to the point in some cases, of causing changes to brain chemistry. I think Dr. J might more information about this.

A book that was recommended to me by my doctor is “The Mindful Way through Depression” by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn. My copy has a CD with mediation techniques that takes you through typical methods.

Don’t be scared of about the “Depression” part scare you, there’s still a lot of information about how we can control our minds.

I’ve learned to be more mindful and have become more aware of when my ADD “gets in my way”. Anything we can do to slow our minds down when we need to is a good thing.

Hope this helps…and good luck.

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