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Does Homeopathy Help With ADHD Symptoms?

“Several parents I know are using homeopathy to manage their child’s ADHD symptoms. What is it and does it work?”

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine that uses very high dilutions of common substances to cure disease. There have been three randomized studies on the effects of homeopathy on ADHD. Of those, one didn’t include enough subjects. Of the other two studies, one seemed to show that homeopathy was effective for ADHD, while the other did not. At this point, there isn’t good evidence that homeopathy is effective for ADHD. However, it is a safe therapy, with minimal side effects, so if a family is interested in trying homeopathy, I do not discourage it.