Meppelink et al. (2016) note that

The effectiveness of mindfulness training for children and adolescents with ADHD has been demonstrated by a number of studies; however, research in this field is limited by a lack of randomised controlled clinical trials with large samples, standardised formats of mindfulness training and objective measures. Further assessment of mindfulness training for childhood ADHD is, therefore, needed. A randomised controlled trial, which compares mindfulness training for ADHD with methylphenidate, is currently being conducted in the Netherlands.

Has this resulting study been published since then?


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This is the protocol study referred to:


The trial only remained in a planned state:


For people interested in mindfulness in ADHD I would like to mention the main evidences (I HAVE ORDINATED BY DATE):

Zylowska, L., Ackerman, D., Yang, M., Futrell, J., Horton, N., & Hale, T. et al. (2007). Mindfulness Meditation Training in Adults and Adolescents With ADHD: A Feasibility Study. Journal Of Attention Disorders, 11, 737-746.

Smalley, S. L., Loo, S. K., Hale, T., Shrestha, A., McGough, J., Flook, L., & Reise, S. (2009). Mindfulness and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(10), 1087-1098.

Singh, N. N., Singh, A. N., Lancioni, G. E., Singh, J., Winton, A. S., W., & Adkins, A. D. (2010). Mindfulness training for parents and their children with ADHD increases the children's compliance. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(2), 157-166.

van de Weijer-Bergsma, E., Formsma, A., de Bruin, E., & Bögels, S. (2011). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Behavioral Problems and Attentional Functioning in Adolescents with ADHD. Journal Of Child And Family Studies, 21, 775-787.

van der Oord, S., Bögels, S., & Peijnenburg, D. (2011). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training for Children with ADHD and Mindful Parenting for their Parents. Journal Of Child And Family Studies, 21, 139-147.

Carboni, J. A., Roach, A. T., & Fredrick, L. D. (2013). Impact of mindfulness training on the behavior of elementary students with attentiondeficit/ hyperactive disorder. Research in Human Development, 10(3), 234-251.

Mitchell, J., McIntyre, E., English, J., Dennis, M., Beckham, J., & Kollins, S. (2013). A Pilot Trial of Mindfulness Meditation Training for ADHD in Adulthood: Impact on Core Symptoms, Executive Functioning, and Emotion Dysregulation. Journal Of Attention Disorders.

Edel, M., Holter, T., Wassink, K., & Juckel, G. (2014). A Comparison of Mindfulness- Based Group Training and Skills Group Training in Adults With ADHD: An Open Study. Journal Of Attention Disorders.

Schoenberg, P., Hepark, S., Kan, C., Barendregt, H., Buitelaar, J., & Speckens, A. (2014). Effects of mindfulnessbased cognitive therapy on neurophysiological correlates of performance monitoring in adult attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125, 1407-1416.

Bueno, V., Kozasa, E., da Silva, M., Alves, T., Louzã, M., & Pompéia, S. (2015). Mindfulness Meditation Improves Mood, Quality of Life, and Attention in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Biomed Research International, 2015, 1-14. doi:10.1155/2015/962857

Haydicky, J., Shecter, C., Wiener, J., & Ducharme, J. M. (2015). Evaluation of MBCT for adolescents with ADHD and their parents: Impact on individual and family functioning. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(1), 76-94.

Janssen, L., Kan, C. C., Carpentier, P. J., Sizoo, B., Hepark, S., Grutters, J., & Speckens, A. E. (2015). Mindfulness based cognitive therapy versus treatment as usual in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). BMC Psychiatry, 15(1), 216.

Lo, H. H., Wong, S. Y., Wong, J. Y., Wong, S. W., & Yeung, J. W. (2016). The effect of a family-based mindfulness intervention on children with attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms and their parents: design and rationale for a randomized, controlled clinical trial (Study protocol). BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 65.


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