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Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2005;9(6):395-8. Epub 2005 Oct 27.

Bach flower remedies used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children--a prospective double blind controlled study.

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Integrated Medicine Department, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, 70300 Zriffin, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effectiveness of Bach flower remedies in the treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in a double blind prospective controlled study.

METHODS:

Fourty Children with ADHD, aged 7-11 years, diagnosed according to the DSM criteria, were randomised to Bach flower remedies or placebo treatments for a period of 3 months. Children's performance was evaluated by the teacher before commencement of treatment and subsequently each month during the study period.

RESULTS:

Bach flower remedies have no statistically significant effect when compared to placebo in the treatment of children with ADHD. There was a significant correlation between treatment duration's and improvement of performance, with no difference between the treatment group compared to the placebo.

CONCLUSIONS:

There is no statistically significant difference between the effects of Bach flower remedies compared with placebo in the treatment of children with ADHD.

PMID:
16257245
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejpn.2005.08.001
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