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ERIC Number: EJ903062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
A Compound Herbal Preparation (CHP) in the Treatment of Children with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Katz, M.; Adar Levine, A.; Kol-Degani, H.; Kav-Venaki, L.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v14 n3 p281-291 Nov 2010
Objective: Evaluation of the efficacy of a patented, compound herbal preparation (CHP) in improving attention, cognition, and impulse control in children with ADHD. Method: Design: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: University-affiliated tertiary medical center. Participants: 120 children newly diagnosed with ADHD, meeting "DSM-IV" criteria. Intervention: Random assignment to the herbal treatment group (n = 80) or control group (placebo; n = 40); 73 patients in the treatment group (91%) and 19 in the control group (48%) completed the 4-month trial. Outcome measure: Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) administered before and after the treatment period; overall score and 4 subscales. Results: The treatment group showed substantial, statistically significant improvement in the 4 subscales and overall TOVA scores, compared with no improvement in the control group, which persisted in an intention-to-treat analysis. Conclusions: The well-tolerated CHP demonstrated improved attention, cognition, and impulse control in the intervention group, indicating promise for ADHD treatment in children. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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