An increasing number of people, with a significant part being children, is diagnosed with ADHD and treated with medication. A lack in the understanding of the etiology of the disor-der, the degree of the side effects of the medication, as well as some parent’s apprehen-siveness towards medicating their children, raises an interest in exploring alternative treat-ment. It turns out, that meditating can have a normalizing effect on areas of the brain, which is abnormal in people with ADHD. Furthermore, it is detected, that the effect of the medication in more ways resembles the effect of the medication typically used in ADHD treatment; methylphenidate. The disadvantage of meditation though, in comparison to medication, is that it is much more time consuming and demands organizing and planning skills, which are abilities often challenged with people with ADHD. I will probably have to be judged from person to person, from the individual person’s side effect from the medication, their possible reluctance towards medication, and whether the person is capable of following a meditation program, if it is worth it to try and substitute medication with meditation.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||14 jan. 2013|