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Study: Mindfulness Exercises Effectively Reduce Symptoms in Boys with ADHD and ODD

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May 19, 2020Mindfulness-based interventions can effectively reduce some symptoms of comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in boys, according to a new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders1.The study, conducted by scientists from a cohort of Italian research institutions, found that boys with both diagnoses who underwent mindfulness interventions — ranging from stress-reduction modules to mindful eating exercises — experienced decreased hyperactive behaviors and improvement in focus and attention compared to peers placed on a waitlist for the same treatment.No prior research had studied the efficacy of mindfulness programs on children with ADHD and ODD, despite the

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