Homeopathy shown to be effective in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and behavioural problems in children.
ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed behavioural disorder in children. It affects around 3 to 5% of Australian school aged children and is characterised by frequent, moderate to severe behavioural symptoms including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Usually, the symptoms are present in most settings, at school, at home, in social situations and in day to day circumstances such as shopping with mum.
Homeopathic treatment for children with ADHD and associated behaviour disorders is becoming increasingly sought after by parents concerned about the potential for side effects associated with medical interventions that may include the use of stimulants such as Ritalin or dexamphetamine. Homeopathy is a low risk therapy that is well tolerated by children and there are many clinical reports of good results from the homeopathic treatment of ADHD. “Hard” evidence of the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating ADHD is readily order viagra online available.
A double blind, placebo controlled study of 43 children published in the British Homeopathic Journal (Oct 1997) reported that the children given homeopathic medicine displayed significantly less ADHD behaviour than those children who received the placebo. A follow-up evaluation, 2 months after the study, showed that 57% of the children who had displayed improvement after treatment continued to improve even though they had discontinued the homeopathic medicines; 24% had relapsed while 19% continued to experience positive results only while they continued to receive homeopathic treatment.
A Swiss study of 83 children has been published in the European Journal of Paediatrics (June 2005). The children received individualised homeopathic treatment for their condition and were evaluated using the Connors Global Index (CGI). This randomised double blind trial suggested scientific evidence of the effectiveness of homeopathy in the treatment of ADHD, particularly in the areas of behaviour and cognitive function. At the trial’s final assessment 53 of the children showed an overall improvement, measured at 63% on the CGI.
This is encouraging evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment of ADHD. It is important to understand that individualised homeopathic treatment is the key to good outcomes.