martes, julio 17, 2012

Ginseng para problemas de atención?

J Diet Suppl. 2009;6(1):22-7.
Panax ginseng May Improve Some Symptoms of Attention-Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder.
Niederhofer H.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Hospital Bozen, Bolzano,

Objective. In this open trial, Panax ginseng, a serotonin and
norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, actually used as an antidepressant,
has been investigated for its efficacy in the treatment of attention-
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients. Method. Three 14-17-
year-old male psychiatric outpatients, diagnosed with ADHD
disattention type have been rated at baseline and while taking Panax
ginseng to determine its efficacy as a treatment for ADHD.
Improvement was determined using comparisons of Conners' parent
ratings. Results. Patients' mean scores improved for Conners'
hyperactivity, inattention, and immaturity factors. Conclusions.
Although the sample size is very small and generalization is very
difficult, this observation indicates that Panax ginseng may be a
slightly effective treatment for ADHD.

[PubMed - in process]