Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Corresponding Author

Karunakara Moorthi


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD Rating scale, Homoeopathy, Medorrhinum, Tarentula hispanica

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder affecting children of all ages, including preschoolers, adolescents, and adults worldwide. ADHD patients often face challenges in academic and social settings. Notably, pre-school children are more likely to exhibit hyperactive-impulsive symptoms than school-age children. Research on treating pre-schoolers with ADHD is limited compared to older children. This case report demonstrates the treatment of ADHD in pre-schoolers using individualised homoeopathic remedies. Case Summary: A 4-year-old boy presented with a 2-year history of symptoms, such as restlessness, easy distractibility and aggressive behaviour. After assessing the case, the institute’s psychiatric consultant diagnosed it as ADHD, based on the DSM-5 criteria. The homoeopathic treatment with Medorrhinum 200C and 1M and Tarentula hispanica 200C resulted in improvement in his academic performance, interpersonal relationships, social interactions and behaviour, both at home and school. The ADHD Rating Scale score, also decreased gradually. The homoeopathic remedies were administered at monthly intervals for two years, and there was no symptom relapse after recovery. Further research with well-designed studies is needed to establish evidence for treating pre-school children with ADHD.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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