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Wien Med Wochenschr. 2013 Feb;163(3-4):52-7. doi: 10.1007/s10354-012-0165-1. Epub 2012 Nov 22.

Herbal triplet in treatment of nervous agitation in children.

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PASCOE pharmazeutische Präparate GmbH, Schiffenberger Weg 55, 35394 Giessen, Germany.


Emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents are no exception. To what extent a fixed plant extract combination is able to support children suffering from nervous agitation due to agitated depression among others for approximately 2 years has been investigated in a multicenter, prospective observational study (2008) with 115 children between 6 and 12 years. Assessments of the parents showed a distinct improvement in children who had attention problems, showed social withdrawal, and/or were anxious/depressive. Based on the physicians' assessment, 81.6-93.9% of the affected children had no or just mild symptoms at the end of observation concerning nine of thirteen evaluated symptoms such as depression, school/examination anxieties, further anxieties, sleeping problems, and different physical problems. Therapeutic success was not influenced by additional medication or therapies. The treatment was well tolerated. The used plant extracts have been gained from St. John's Wort herb, valerian root, and passionflower herb.

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