Homoeopathy for Reducing Disruptive Behavioural Symptoms in Children with Conduct Disorder-
A Case Series.
Keywords:Conduct disorder, Disruptive behaviour, Homoeopathy, Child Psychiatry, Conduct Disorder Rating Scale-Parent version (CDRS)-P
Background: Conduct disorder (CD) and associated antisocial behaviour is one of the most common behavioural problems in children and young people that lead to considerable burden for the patients themselves, their family and society. There is scarcity of literature for effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines in childhood psychiatric disorders such as CD.
Summary of cases: 10 children diagnosed as CD, five each from Child psychiatry OPD and Peripheral camp at a Children’s home were treated with individualized homoeopathic medicines. All the cases were assessed at baseline and successive visits with Conduct Disorder Rating Scale (CDRS)- Parent version and the results are summarized. There was a marked reduction of disruptive behaviour and improvement in the general condition of the children.
Conclusion: The analysis of 10 cases generates a preliminary evidence for usefulness of individualized homoeopathic medicines in the management of CDs. Studies with appropriate designs are indispensable to corroborate the evidence.
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