Schmidt 1997: Does oligoantigenic diet influence hyperactive/conduct-disordered children–a controlled trial

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1997. Jun;6(2):88-95.

schmidt-fig1Fig. 1 Study design

Schmidt compared the effectiveness of an oligoantigenic (few foods) diet with Ritalin for hyperactive disruptive children (today called conduct disorder).   44% responded to Ritalin while 24% responded equally well to a Feingold-type diet called the oligoantigenic (few foods) diet. 

QUOTE:  “dietary treatment cannot be neglected as a possible access to treating hyperactive/disruptive children.”

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