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