A pilot study: The effectiveness of the mindfulness training program to reduce ADHD symptoms among 12-15 year-old adolescents with the risk of ADHD


  • Krisanapant S Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Pornnopadol C Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Singhakan S Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Atsariyasing W Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok


adolescent, mindfulness, adhd, behavior problems, cognitive function


Objectives This research aimed to study the effectiveness of mindfulness training program for ADHD, behavior problems, and cognitive function in 28 adolescents aged 12-15 years old with risk of ADHD.

Methods It was an experimental research which samples were randomly selected into an experimental group and control group with pretest posttest design and reassessment using Thai ADHD Screening Scales (THASS), self-report and teacher versions, Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC), self-report version and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- 3rd Edition (WISC-III).

Results The findings from the study revealed that the experimental group had better scores than the control group with statistical significance of 0.05 in terms of aggressive behavior (from post-test self-assessment) while ADHD symptoms in self-report version and the cognitive function did not find any difference in every stage. Similar to the assessment of ADHD from teachers, there was no statistical significance in every stage.

Conclusions Mindfulness training programs can reduce aggressive behavior among adolescents with the risk of ADHD but it does not reduce ADHD symptoms and does not affect cognitive function.


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S K, C P, S S, W A. A pilot study: The effectiveness of the mindfulness training program to reduce ADHD symptoms among 12-15 year-old adolescents with the risk of ADHD. Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 1 [cited 2022 May 25];60(4):551-61. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMMJ-MedCMJ/article/view/253937



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