Many kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are given psychostimulant medications. The response rate to these medications is about 70%, and 30% of children either do not respond to these medications or are unable to tolerate adverse effects as nausea, insomnia, and weight loss. A study conducted at the Center for Research in Mental Retardation in Mumbai, India, selected thirty-one children 6-12 years of age. The children received a standardized bacopa extract at a dose of 225 mg per day for a period of 6 months. The herbal treatment reduced restlessness in the vast majority of the children. There were also improvements in self-control. Attention-deficit symptoms were reduced in a large proportion of the children. Similarly, symptom scores for learning problems, impulsivity, and psychiatric problems were reduced. The herb was well tolerated. Read about natural ways to address ADHD (there are many natural supplements to try). You may also wish to read about bacopa herb and its benefits.