Prayer, meditation, yoga, massage —- ADD Tip o the day 177

What do these four things all have in common?

They are all good for ADD and ADHD, and–

they reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and have antidepressant effects.

there is variable amounts of scientific evidence supporting each of these, most for prayer and meditation.  The prayer has other effects as well, and not only spiritual.  Heart patients who were prayed for tended to do better.  I find meditation very difficult ( I have ADD, you see) but helpful, and suggest the simplest kind, nothing fancy.  On a good day, I can meditate for almost 15 minutes – on a very good day.

Lowering stress improves ADD and ADHD symptoms and makes life more pleasant too.


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Prayer, meditation, yoga, massage —- ADD Tip o the day 177

  1. Pingback: Helpful Things for ADD ADHD – Meditation Light??? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 611 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. Marc says:

    i look forward to reading, really listening to these blog posts……i’ve come to realize that i’ve never had such opportunites –such as those provided here, to listen to, explore and express this particular aspect of my neurobiology. it’s giving me ‘permission’ to explore parts of myself and my personal history further, more deeply, and begin to see the interrelationships between this ‘diagnosis’ and recurring feelings such as anxiety, hypervigilence, depression, and also patterns of behaviors, like of aversion to certain situations, and how a d d alone, is a significant contributor to stress. i appreciate people’s stories and learning some new tools to practice. i now see how a d d has impacted my life for many years –since childhood, as an underlying, ever-prevalent, ‘challenge.’


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