ADHD and St.John’s Wort supplementation: Article

 

Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort)
for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
in Children and Adolescents
A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Click on the underlined link above to read an interesting article about the effects of St.John’s Wort supplement and its effects on ADHD in children.  I don’t want to ruin it, but the conclusion leads to the fact that more testing needs to be done.  It’s still a really interesting article about how randomized control trials are done, and there is potential for St.John’s Wort to be an effective treatment to minimise ADHD symptoms, but make sure to get the doses right and look for brands that don’t easily oxidise, which reduces its effectiveness.  Enjoy and thanks for reading!  Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  ©2008 American Medical Association

Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH
Ann Vander Stoep, PhD
Rachelle L. McCarty, ND, MPH
Noel S. Weiss, MD, DrPH
Joseph Biederman, MD
Jon McClellan, MD