Verifying ADHD supplements' effectiveness is still several studies away

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 14:07 in Psychology & Sociology

Some ingredients in Calm Child, Focus Factor for Kids and Pedia-Calm showed promise in early research, but prescription drugs have the best proven track record. These are fidgety times for America's children. Roughly 1 in 12 kids ages 6 to 17 has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly called ADHD. Add the undoubtedly huge numbers of kids who are simply restless and easily distracted, and you have a potentially vast market of parents looking for help wherever they can get it, including the supplement aisle.

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