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Study: Digital Mindfulness Training Improves Executive Functioning, Attention

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September 25, 2023Mindfulness training, even when delivered digitally, reduces symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, including inattention, executive dysfunction, and social difficulties, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.1The study investigated the efficacy of digital cognitive mindfulness training, based on dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), by measuring a host of symptoms in children diagnosed with ADHD aged 8-10.The study’s 90 participants were divided into two groups: an experimental group, which received the digital training, and a control group, which did not.

The training consisted of four hour-long weekly Zoom sessions of mindfulness training, conducted by a DBT-trained psychologist.The participants’ ADHD symptoms were measured before the training, immediately after the training, and one month after the training was completed.

Immediately after the study, there were no significant differences in the inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms between the two groups.

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