Lidia Zylowska, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lidia Zylowska

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9859

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Email

MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1998

Residency, Psychiatry, UCLA, 1998-2003

Fellowship, Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA 2005-2006

Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholars Program, UCLA, 2003-2005

BA, Biology, Wayne State University, MI, 1994


I am an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. I completed my psychiatry training at UCLA and pursued additional training in mindfulness and integrative medicine. I am a graduate of UCLA Center for East West Medicine and Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. I specialize in both adult ADHD and mindfulness-based interventions.

Through my research work as the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, I pioneered the application of mindfulness in ADHD and developed the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD program. I am a co-founding member of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research and an author of an award-winning book: The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals. My new book which I co-authored, Mindfulness for Adult ADHD: A Clinician’s Guide provides evidence-based techniques to help clinicians help their adult patients cope with ADHD symptoms.

Within the department, I am a member of the UMN Adult Psychiatry Residency Program where I serve as one of the outpatient clinic supervisors for psychiatrists-in-training and support the Residency Clinical Skills Competency Training program. I also direct the Integrative Psychiatry and Wellness Program, are a member of the Wellbeing and Impact committee, and serve on the Grand Rounds committee.


  • ADHD

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


In The News

Giving thanks for National Gratitude Month

- The Current, 11/24/2021

Caffeine & ADHD: The Potential Positive & Negative Effects, According To Experts

- Mind Body Green Health, 11/14/2021

ADHD In Women: Why It's So Hard To Get Diagnosed & How To Get Relief

- Mind Body Green Health, 10/12/2021

Using self-compassion and mindfulness to help manage – and understand – ADHD

- UMN Medical School, 10/01/2021

Are You Living With Undiagnosed Adult ADHD?

- Life hacker, 08/11/2021

How Do I Know if I Have Adult A.D.H.D.?

- New York Times, 08/06/2021

After the ADHD Diagnosis: Experts Answer Your Top 10 Questions

- ADDitude, 07/29/2021

How Meditation Can Help ADHD

- The Healthy, 06/09/2021

Why ADHD and mindfulness make for unexpected but perfect bedfellows

- Mashable, 03/22/2021

Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too

- New York Times, 02/25/2021