|Further Study Details:
The study was conducted by Dr. Jennifer Jacobs at The Evergreen Center for Homeopathic Medicine in Edmonds, WA. Attention deficithyperactivity disorder is a prevalent condition affecting an estimated 4-12% of schoolaged children. The standard conventional treatments are effective at minimizing symptoms; however, these medications have some potential for addiction and abuse, and have the potential to produce notable side effects. It is believed that homeopathic medicine may offer the potential to be an effective adjuvant and perhaps alternative to conventional treatment. Forty-three children participated in this study and were assigned to one of two groups - individualized homeopathic remedy or placebo. All children received a standard homeopathic evaluation prior to beginning their treatment assignment. Outcomes of interest included attention and behavior as well as use/dose of conventional medications. The intervention lasted 18 weeks and children were evaluated at baseline (before treatment), 6, 12, and 18 weeks. The children were randomized to an intervention group or placebo group.