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Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2016 for the use of classic homeopathic therapy in children with AD (H) S
Dr. Klaus von Ammon, Head of Clinical Research Homeopathy at the Institute for Complementary Medicine IKOM at the University of Bern, received the Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2016 for the study design for the use of classic homeopathic therapy in children with AD (H) S.
Marcus and Mathias Hevert, Managing Director of Hevert-Arzneimittel, presented the prize, endowed with 10,000 euros, at the naturopathy symposium “Top Prevention and Naturopathy” in Nussbaum. A top-class award committee made up of recognized experts had previously taken over the evaluation of the numerous works submitted.
Background to the study
Attention disorders with and without hyperactivity (AD (H) S) are among the most common neuropsychiatric diagnoses in children and adolescents at 5–25%. Stimulants (e.g. methylphenidate (Ritalin®, MPH)) are the most commonly used drugs in multimodal conventional therapy. With classic homeopathy, similarly successful treatments and controlled examinations without side effects have been reported. So far, neurophysiological (EEG), functional (fMRI) and metabolism studies (urine-protein body) on the mode of action of this therapy method are missing.
The study design is intended to answer the primary question of whether classic homeopathic therapy in children with AD (H) S can bring about a similarly marked clinical improvement as is the case with children under MPH therapy. The functional and metabolic tests will answer further questions.
Neurological and neuropsychological examinations are used for diagnosis and clinical course, brain current measurements (EEG) for neurophysiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (functional magnetic resonance under resting conditions, fMRI) for imaging and urine peptide concentration measurements according to international standards for metabolic examinations established highest scientific standards.