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Mindfulness Meditation Improves Mood, Quality of Life, and Attention in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Bueno, Viviane Freire [1] ; Kozasa, Elisa H. [2, 1] ; da Silva, Maria Aparecida [3] ; Alves, Tania Maria [3] ; Louza, Mario Rodrigues [3] ; Pompeia, Sabine [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Psicobiol, BR-04024002 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Hosp Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Hosp Clin, Fac Med, Inst Psiquiatria, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 14

Objective. Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) display affective problems and impaired attention. Mood in ADHD can be improved by mindful awareness practices (MAP), but results are mixed regarding the enhancement of attentional performance. Here we evaluated MAP-induced changes in quality of life (QoL), mood, and attention in adult ADHD patients and controls using more measures of attention than prior studies. Methods. Twenty-one ADHD patients and 8 healthy controls underwent 8 weekly MAP sessions; 22 similar patients and 9 controls did not undergo the intervention. Mood and QoL were assessed using validated questionnaires, and attention was evaluated using the Attentional Network Test (ANT) and the Conners Continuous Performance Test (CPT II), before and after intervention. Results. MAP enhanced sustained attention (ANT) and detectability (CPT II) and improved mood and QoL of patients and controls. Conclusion. MAP is a complementary intervention that improves affect and attention of adults with ADHD and controls. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08547-3 - Evaluation of the effects of the mindfulness meditation practices on cognition of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Grantee:Viviane Freire Bueno
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate