St. John's Wort No Help for ADHD Symptoms


Can St. John's wort help children or adults with ADHD?"

Dr. Larry Silver M.D. is the author of two books about parenting ADHD/LD children.

Many herbal remedies have been tried as possible ADHD treatments. To date, none have been found to be successful.

A recent study on using St. John’s wort to treat ADHD reached the same conclusion: It did not help. This study was discussed in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. View the study abstract.

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Larry Silver, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a former acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities.
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