Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, and it affects around one child in every school class.
Sufferers of ADHD often display impulsive and disruptive characteristics and are frequently described as overactive, inattentive, aggressive and uncontrollable, with poor learning skills.
A succession of clinical trials surrounding the application of homeopathy to sufferers of ADHD have been researched and published. It took 263 children diagnosed with the disorder, and the results suggest there were considerable positive outcomes for those that were treated with homeopathic remedies - the children’s moods were more stable and their short term memory was vastly improved.
Simultaneously, the children themselves felt their condition to be far better. The trials also concluded that the beneficial effect experienced as a result of homeopathy, continued long after treatment had been completed.
Up to 64 % of parents of children with ADHD choose complementary and alternative med- icine (CAM) to treat their offspring.
No serious side-effects have been reported as a result of these homeopathic trials.
By contrast, the US Food and Drug Administration have issued a warning that conventional ADHD drugs may cause cardiovascular disease. This suggests that homeopathy offers a safer form of treatment for ADHD than conventional drugs, a fact which could be one of the main contributing factors for parents choosing homeopathy for their children, rather than conventional interventions.
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This article was originally published in 'Homeopathy Healthy Medicine' in June 2010. This is a free newsletter published by ARH, and available at http://www.a-r-h.org/publications.htm.
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