The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Behavioral Problems and Attentional Functioning in Adolescents with ADHD

This article investigates the relationship between mindfulness and children with ADHD. Students with ADHD underwent an 8-week mindfulness-training course. Students, parents, and tutors reported their behavioral problems and executive functioning before the program, directly following the program, eight weeks after the program, and 16 weeks after the program. While adolescents’ behavior and executive function control improved at first, effects waned by the 16-week follow-up. Though there appears to be a correlation between ADHD and mindfulness, maintenance strategies need to be developed to continue the positive results over a long period of time.



Bogels, S., de Bruin, E., Formsma, A., & van de Werijer-Bergsma, E. (2012). The effectiveness of mindfulness training on behavioral problems and attentional functioning in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 775–787.