The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Is there a role for CAM to treat ADHD?

    Researchers at Trinity College, in Ireland, reviewed the latest scientific evidence of the effectiveness and safety of CAM treatments in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Here’s what we know.

    • There’s evidence from a large study that neurofeedback has positive effects on reducing children’s symptoms of ADHD.
      • But most recent studies have generally yielded negative results.
    • Recent studies of supplements of essential fatty acids in children with ADHD clearly showed lack of superiority compared with placebo.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “Currently, there is no proof that complementary medicine provides a better alternative for children who have ADHD than treatments that are currently available.

    10/30/11 19:59 JR

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