Caffeine is mildly effective on adults with ADHD, but nowhere near as effective as prescription medications. It should be avoided for children and teens.
Caffeine has not been approved to treat ADHD, nor has it been proven to have any dramatic effects on focus or attention. Caffeine is a very mild stimulant and it belongs to the same class of drugs (psychostimulants) that are commonly used to treat ADHD such as amphetamine or methylphenidate. There have been theories that many people with ADHD benefit more from caffeine and it may be an attempt to self-medicate (similar to the higher proportion of individuals with ADHD that smoke tobacco which contains nicotine); treating ADHD with caffeine is not recommended.
I find that caffeine helps to calm people down with ADHD it works better on children under the age of 17
* The article linked to the right, "The caffeine controversy
No. ADHD is not connected with moon phases; however, behavior changes have been reported during different moon phases.
Energy drinks are very high in caffeine. Caffeine tends to make people with ADHD feel more alert and calm, rather than jittery, as high doses of caffeine make other people feel.
If your son has ADHD that only thing that could really be adding to his hyper activity is sugar and caffeine. It is recommended to remove these from a child's diet who has ADHD.
If you can use the energy and creativity connected with hyperactivity towards a career you love, then it is an advantage.
Generally, they are, as long as they do not have too much caffeine.
Yes, ADD/ADHD is connected to Autism.ADD/ADHD is comorbid with Autism, it's also regarded as a 'cousin' of Autism as symptoms can be very similar and are often Autistic people are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Many consider ADD/ADHD to be on the Autism spectrum, closer to the Neurotypical end.
There have been links found between ADHD symptoms and diet. It is best to avoid anything with caffeine and sugar. Check out http://www.adhdchildparenting.com/adhd-child-diet-therapy.php
Coffee contains caffeine, a mild stimulant. ADHD is commonly treated with stimulants, and while for most people stimulants make them hyper; those with ADHD seem to calm down when receiving stimulants.
Caffeine causes the Hypothalamus to produce additional stores of Dopamin and Norepinephrine, two of the brain's neurotransmitters. Because patients with ADD/ADHD have fewer neurotransmitters than the average person, this overload of Dopamine causes you to become very, very sleepy.