Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Meditation-based interventions such as mindfulness and yoga are commonly practiced in the general community to improve mental and physical health. Parents, teachers and healthcare providers are also increasingly using such interventions with children. This review examines the use of meditation-based interventions in the treatment of children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Electronic databases searched included PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL, and AMED. Inclusion criteria involved children (aged to 18 years) diagnosed with ADHD, delivery of a meditation-based intervention to children and/or parents, and publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Studies were identified and coded using standard criteria, risk of bias was assessed using Risk of Bias in Non-randomised Studies- of interventions (ROBINS-I), and effect sizes were calculated. A total of 16 studies were identified (8 that included children in treatment, and 8 that included combined parent-child treatment). Results indicated that risk of bias was high across studies. At this stage, no definitive conclusions can be offered regarding the utility of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD and/or their parents, since the methodological quality of the studies reviewed is low. Future well designed research is needed to establish the efficacy of meditation-based interventions, including commonly used practices such as mindfulness, before recommendations can be made for children with ADHD and their families.

Author(s): 
Evans, Subhadra
Ling, Mathew
Hill, Briony
Rinehart, Nicole
Austin, David
Sciberras, Emma
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Journal Abbreviation: 
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Publication Date: 
5/25/2017
Publication Year: 
2017
ISSN: 
1435-165X
DOI: 
10.1007/s00787-017-1008-9
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28547119

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Subhadra Evans, Mathew Ling, Briony Hill, Nicole Rinehart, David Austin and Emma Sciberras. 5/25/2017. "Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD." European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 10.1007/s00787-017-1008-9.

Wikipedia Citation

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