Review: Effectiveness of mindfulness in improving mental health symptoms of children and adolescents: a meta-analysis

Mindfulness-based interventions are used in the management of mental health disorders in children and adolescents

Abstract

Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly used in the management of various mental health disorders in children and adolescents. However, there is limited evidence about the efficacy of various interventions used.

A systematic review was performed to examine the effects of different MBIs on mental health symptoms and quality of life in both clinical and nonclinical samples of children and adolescents using data from only randomized control trials. The studies were also assessed for quality. Based on the type of MBI, study population, and control arm we had three comparisons for meta-analyses.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Evidence Building and Synthesis Research Programme which is led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Citation

Kallapiran, K., Koo, S., Kirubakaran, R. and Hancock, K. (2015), Review: Effectiveness of mindfulness in improving mental health symptoms of children and adolescents: a meta-analysis. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20: 182–194. doi:10.1111/camh.12113

Review: Effectiveness of mindfulness in improving mental health symptoms of children and adolescents: a meta-analysis

Published 6 August 2015