One of the many great things about martial arts is that it can easily be combined with other forms of treatment. A 2012 study incorporated mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy with martial arts to create a more well-rounded experience. The aim of the study was to look at the impact of such therapy on executive functioning in a group of adolescent boys with learning disabilities, including several with ADHD. The ADHD participants showed improvements in behavior, cooperation, and overall conduct as reported by their parents, as well as better social skills and decreased anxiety. The authors concluded their report by stating that this mixture of mental and physical therapy was a promising alternative to medication.