Published: 18th March 2011
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Synaptol is an ADHD Homeopathy medicine that contains a microscopic amount of many 'tropical' and sub-tropical natural ingredients. They are listed below:

Acconitum Ferox, Adrenalium, Apis Mellifica, Argentum nitricum, Avena sativa, Baptisia tinctoria, Cochlearia armoracia, Phosphorus, Medorrhinum, Sumbulus moschatus, Scutellaria laterifolia, Viola odorata, Litsea cubeba, Aesculus hippocastanum, Madia elegans, Mentha piperita, Myosotis sylvatica, Ranunculus occidentalis and Scleranthus annuus.

These ingredients are supposed to cure hyperactivity, concentration problems, attention problems and all the other problems seen in every kind of ADHD.


The way Homeopathy works is this way. A Homeopathic physician evaluates every single patient and determines the exact combination of natural medicine that will help the individual. No two individuals are alike so no two individuals will require the exact same medications. The formula that will work for ADD will be different not only for every type of ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER but for every individual.


I did not find any clinical studies performed specifically on Synaptol. The studies performed on Homeopathic remedies for ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER have shown that they help some if the medicine is especially tailored to the patient. The only Homeopathic studies that have shown any benefit are those that have first proven that the patient will respond to the medicine treatment that was made 'just for them'. If you only include patients in your study that have said that they respond to your medication treatment then you will always get positive results because you only started your study with people who responded positively.

Think of it this way. Let's say I wanted to know if the "Abracadabra" medication treatment caused people to break out in hives. I first gave the medicine to 500 people and found that 50 of them broke out in hives when they took the medication. I then only included the people in my study that had broken out in hives when I gave them the "Abracadabra" treatment.

These 50 people were then re given the medication treatment. When they broke out in hives I concluded that without a doubt the "Abracadabra" medication caused people to break out in hives. You can see how my study design was flawed from the get go. This is the way that these Homeopathic treatment studies are done. If the child has a positive response, they get included in the study and then the researchers evaluate how much better they get over a longer period of time.

Maybe this is not a totally flawed method but I feel that it is far from an ideal way of evaluating a treatment measure.

Homeopathy for ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER has not been shown to be helpful in any well done clinical trial. There are no Synaptol scientific trials and according to the laws of Homeopathy medicine treatment, Synaptol should not work for every patient with ADHD because the formula that might work for me will not work for anyone with ADHD.

ADHD Placebo Effect

Fifty percent of people with ADD will respond to a placebo. This is heartening. It means that we could give our kids a Smarty and they would get somewhat better. This is not only true for ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER; it is true for many medical conditions as pointed out in this excellent Wired magazine report. I have written about ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER and the placebo effect as well.

The best then that I can report on Synaptol for ADHD is that patients may receive some benefit from it because of the placebo effect or they may receive some effect because the combination of Homeopathy medicine ADHD remedies works for them but the likelihood that Synaptol helps anyone with ADHD with ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER appears to be slim to none.

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