A pilot study suggests that mindfulness cognitive behavioural therapy could improve symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. The eight week mindfulness cognitive behavioural therapy program combined cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness mediation.
Researchers enrolled thirty one participants in an adapted form of mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy, obtained self-report questionnaires, and interviewed twenty four participants. The pilot study found that mindfulness therapy significantly reduced ADHD symptoms and improved areas of executive functioning, self-compassion, and mental health. Of note, about sixteen per cent of participants dropped out of the study. Although a larger trial would be required, the small sample and study forms part of emerging evidence that suggests mindfulness therapies could play an important role in the treatment of ADHD.
Link to research paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28853328