An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The first line treatment for ADHD is often medication, which comes with a whole host of serious side effects, including sleep problems, decreased appetite, weight loss, irritability and even psychosis. Fortunately, there are a variety of other non-medication based treatments available for ADHD. A preliminary study recently found that a mindfulness-based intervention appears feasible, acceptable, and effective in children with ADHD. The findings were published online in the October issue of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and were presented at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 66th Annual Meeting.