Ask the Doctors, Specialists answer your questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health
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William Stixrud, Ph.D.

William Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of William Stixrud & Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland, a group practice specializing in learning, attention, and social/emotional disorders. Dr. Stixrud is an adjunct faculty at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Christopher Clark, M.D.

Christopher Clark, M.D., is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and a recipient of a child psychology fellowship from the University of Washington. He has practiced medicine for over 20 years and is currently a psychiatrist in Vero Beach, Florida.

Here Drs. Stixrud and Clark answer questions on
health for children and adolescents.

Q: Can children learn TM? And, if so, are there any negative side effects? 

Q: Everyone gets nervous about things, but my daughter’s really sensitive. She has anxiety attacks when math tests come up, and almost anything can set her off. Is this normal? 

Q: What kinds of treatments will help my daughter? 

Q: Isn’t some amount of stress good for us? 

Q: My teenage son is not only anxious, but he gets depressed a lot. Is the Transcendental Meditation technique something that can help? 

Q: My son is bright but doesn’t seem to apply himself. Is the TM technique something that could help him do better? 

Q: My daughter is overweight and I’m concerned for her health. Can Transcendental Meditation help? 

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