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César Molina, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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.

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Q: It’s common knowledge that children are under more stress than before. Is this contributing to ADHD and other problems? 

Q: How do children experience the stress response in school? 

Q: Can the Transcendental Meditation technique alleviate this stress? 

Q: One of the really crushing parts of ADHD is lack of impulse control, where a child is constantly interrupting people, saying things impulsively—and that gets people upset. Can the Transcendental Meditation technique help? 

Q: It sounds like you’ve experienced this first-hand. 

Q: Is there other research indicating that the Transcendental Meditation technique can help with ADHD? 

Q: I think meditation’s great, but I want my child to be focused. I don’t want him to get too passive. 

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