ADD / ADHD

Hyperactive children and children with sensory disturbances – attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – are the most commonly seen demanding patients in paediatric practice. Conventional pharmaceutical treatment consists of stimulants such as Ritalin, Concerta, and so on – that is, medicines that fall under narcotics legislation in many countries. Parents are often hesitant to treat their children with this type of medication. In the Swiss ADD / ADHD double-blind study, our research team proved under rigorous scientific conditions that homeopathy is effective in hyperactive children [Eur J Pediatr: 164 (2005): 758-767]. Furthermore, the long-term follow-up of the study participants over five years shows that 75% of all patients can be treated adequately with homeopathy alone, and that prolonged homeopathic treatment reduces the symptom intensity by about 50 percent, even after treatment is stopped.

Figure 4: ADHD/ADD-Study, Treatment Choice 5 Years after start of the Study and CGI-Long-Term Progress. The Conners' Global Index (CGI) is a rating of the intensity of ADD / ADHD symptoms.


Figure 4: ADHD/ADD-Study, Treatment Choice 5 Years after start of the Study and CGI-Long-Term Progress. The Conners' Global Index (CGI) is a rating of the intensity of ADD / ADHD symptoms.

The determination of the homeopathic remedies is performed with the help of the questionnaires for Disturbances of Perception, ADD/ADHD and for Additional Complaints. To control the treatment results we use the questionnaire Assessment for ADD/ADHD Treatment.

See case study 4: ADHD – patience pays off 

Further reading

H.Frei: Homeopathy and ADHD – A New Treatment Concept with Polarity Analysis.
The current state of the art in homeopathic ADHD treatment.