A Clinical Study on the Homoeopathic Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Abhijith Ranjan, S (2019) A Clinical Study on the Homoeopathic Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Masters thesis, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam.


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BACKGROUND: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical diagnosis that is applied to children, young people and adults who are suffering from significant behavioral and cognitive difficulties in various aspects of their lives. The causes, prevalence and the effect of interventions are still controversial. During the last 10years ADHD has been one of the most widely discussed, observed, described, debated, studied and treated childhood disorder. However Homoeopathy has its scope in managing ADHD symptoms. METHODS: A clinical study on thirty cases with ADHD was done at Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital and its Peripheral Health centers. The study cases were selected randomly as per inclusion criteria and diagnosis was mainly based on the clinical presentation and criteria as per Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale. Improvement criteria were based on the symptomatic relief according to Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale score chart. RESULTS: Thirty cases were analyzed. There was a significant difference in the pre and post assessment scores in all the cases in which 57% (17 cases) showed marked improvement. Sulphur was the medicine most used for managing the symptoms. 200c potency was the most used potency of all the 30 cases. According to the study maternal grief during pregnancy may be attributed to the risk factor for developing ADHD. Higher incidence of developmental delay is also a finding. CONCLUSION: The result of the study drawn that Homoeopathy is very effective in managing patients with ADHD. Homoeopathy treats the patient as a whole and it annihilates the symptoms at the earliest so that the quality of life of the individual, the family and the society can be improved.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD ; Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale ; Homoeopathy.
Subjects: AYUSH > Paediatrics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 00:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 15:58
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10732

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