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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, 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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    Use of CAM among children with ADHD

    About 9% of US children age 8 to 15 meet the diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but fewer than half receive treatment, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

    According to an earlier survey of more than 800 parents of children with ADHD. About 12% of children with diagnosed ADHD and 7% of those suspected of having ADHA use CAM.
    What do they use?

    • Faith healing 4%
    • Homeopathy 3%
    • Massage 2.4%
    • Chiropractic 1.7%
    • Acupuncture 0.4%

    Yahoo Health lists CAM that is not effective treatment. Unfortunately, it was too much trouble for them to link to their sources.

    A past entry (with links) on behavioral treatments and when they are likely to be most effective is listed here. And an entry on an innovative program using acupuncture is listed here.


    10/25/06 10:30 JR Updated 9/1/07 20:50 JR

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