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revealing its nootropic action (positive effects onmemory, learning, and concentration).^^" In onestudy involving healthy subjects, the Bacopa (300mg) group showed a significant improvement inspeed of visual processing, learning rate, andmemory consolidation, as well as reduced anxiety,when compared to the placebo group. Bacopa wasmost effective after a 12-week period of supple-mentation.•'^^' Another study conducted on childrenwith ADHD revealed that Bacopa-treated patients(50 mg twice daily) showed significant improve-ments in memory and learning tasks over a12-week period.^^" Bacopa appears to be welltolerated, with few adverse effects.^^^Homeopathic TreatmentHomeopathy is increasingly becoming a sought-after treatment option forADHD.^^^Homeopathyis a system of medicine which considers that eachindividuid will both present and experience theirillness characteristically and that there will be aspecific medicine best suited to each individual.-^^^This specific remedy is known as the similimum.Because not all children diagnosed with ADHDmanifest symptoms of the condition in an identicalmanner,'^* the task of the homeopathic practitio-ner, in treating with the homeopathic similimum,is to find this remedy based on the individual andcharacteristic symptoms of the patient withADHD.^^= The homeopath has to know all thepatient's symptoms - mental, emotional, general,or local. All corresponding sensations, concomi-tants,alternating symptoms, as well as rare orpeculiar characteristic manifestations of thepatient and a personal medical history, are neededfor the homeopathic prescription of the similimumremedy.'^^^ Mental and emotional symptoms aregiven priority in understanding the disease processof the sick, as well as symptoms that characterizethe uniqueness of individual symptoms. Thephilosophy of homeopathy thus implies treatingthe patient, not the disease.^^'Apart from the similimum remedy, manyhomeopaths make use of combination remedies,which are a complex of multiple, individualremedies that clinically relate to a particularcondition. These combination remedies aresometimes used as a substitute for similimum, or"constitutional," prescribing. Various researchstudies on both similimum and combinationhomeopathic treatment of children with ADHDhave been conducted, many of which have shownsuccess in their treatment regimens.Strauss, in a study to determine the efficacy ofSelenium Homaccord®, a homeopathic complex, inthe management ofADHD,observed overallimprovement in children's symptoms.^^"Astudyconducted by Smith et al found that the homeo-pathic complexes. Cerebro® and Nerva2®,reducedthe symptoms of inattention and improved thescoring of the Conner's Abbreviated Teacher RatingScale in children withADHD,ages 7-12 years."'White et al studied the effects ofValerianaofficina-lisin mother tincture (MT) and3Xpotency andobserved a significant improvement in ADHDchildren's behavior while on the treatment, with nosignificant difference found between the MT and3Xpotency.^^° Homeopathic complexes may