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Can meditation alone treat ADD/ADHD?
Hey everyone, so these disorders have been quite a heated debate amongst a lot of people lately and I'm just wondering what your opinion is on the matter. I was diagnosed with ADD rather late at the age of 19 after finally recognizing my concentration and focus just wasn't up to par a few years ago. I've been prescribed dexedrine and while it worked I have recently stopped taking them since I don't see being on amphetamines all the time as a healthy way of dealing with it.
I was wondering though that maybe a lot of the problems people with ADD/ADHD deal with is caused by simply not being present and it does make sense. Daydreaming, unconsciousness, lack of focus and inability to hold concentration and focus are things which are addressed by a meditation practice right? So what do you think? Are medications the wrong way to go? Can the mind be trained enough to reduce/eliminate the symptoms caused by ADD/ADHD?