Ritalin Free Kids is a wonderful book by Robert Ullman and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullmman. The success stories in the book attests to the ability of well trained homeopaths to treat ADHD and similar disorders. From their web site:
Homeopathy is a safe, no side effects, natural alternative to Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Metadate, Dexedrine, and Strattera for ADHD, behavior problems, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, autism, depression and anxiety. Read our books, Ritalin-Free Kids, and Rage-Free Kids, and you will be amazed how a homeopathic remedy will help your child focus, behave better, do well in school, and be healthier and happier.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and the inability to remain focused on tasks or activities.
ADHD, also known as hyperkinetic disorder (HKD) outside of the United States, is estimated to affect 3-9% of children, and afflicts boys more often than girls. [answers.com]
The simple clinical success of homeopathy is in contradistinction to a deepening scandal that finds the psychiatrist who is behind the official guidelines for conventional drug treatment of children with these conditions, (and also claims there are no long term side effects from these drugs) to have taken over 1.6 million dollars in kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies. Governments around the world have used these guidelines and as in Australia are now reconsidering:
A cloud has been cast over the draft’s validity after one of the psychiatrists, whose research into anti-psychotic drugs helped form the guidelines, was accused of failing to reveal payments from drug companies. The US Congress investigation has found Dr Biederman failed to declare where all the money came from and has possibly breached federal and Harvard University research laws. US-based child psychiatrist Dr Joseph Biederman is under investigation in America by authorities who have uncovered $1.6 million in payments. [news.com Australia]
Ben Goldacre, a psychiatrist along with Sense about Science have been attempting to set guidelines for (i.e. stop) the practice of homeopathy and distribution of homeopathic remedies without having practiced it and without any real knowledge of the practice of homeopathy. The organization has received large sums of money from Pharmaceutical Companies and Ben Goldacre receives “awards” from them. Both claim that only pharmaceutical drugs are the answer to most medical problems and want to restrict the choice of ANY alternative particularly in emerging pharmaceutical markets.
Yet on the Ullman-Recheinberg web site the two practitioners with their many years of real and deep clinical experience says that homeopathy as an alternative to Ritalin:
• Treats the whole person at the root of the problem• Considered safe, without the side effects of Ritalin and other medications• Uses natural, nontoxic medicines• Treats each person as an individual• Heals physical as well as mental and emotional symptoms• Lasts for months or years rather than hours• Is inexpensive• Is cost-effective