Currently, in pediatrics and pedopsychiatry there is a relentless search for adequate methods of treatment and prevention of neuropsychiatric disorders of children, especially at an early age. In particular, such therapy methods include the use of ergotropic drugs, the active principle of which is levocarnitine (L-carnitine), akin to the B vitamins.
As presented in the reviews of I.L. Brina, V.M. Cousin
and other authors, carnitine was discovered in 1905 by Russian scientists V.S. Gulevich and R. Krinberg, who discovered it in the tissues of the striated muscles of mammals, and in the 1950s. established its vitamin-like effect. Continue reading