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Does St. John's wort help treat ADHD?

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This common herbal supplement might affect brain chemicals. It's used to treat depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders, but studies don’t recommend using it to treat ADHD. Recent research finds that St. John's wort has no effect on the symptoms of the disorder.

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 01, 2017

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 01, 2017

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