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* The article linked to the right, "The caffeine controversy

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What does caffeine do to an ADHD child?

Recent research has shown it may help the child focus. Some people try this rather than other drugs, such as methylphenidate.

How to tell if your child is exhibiting ADHD symptoms.?

how do I tell if my child is showing signs of ADHD at 5years old would help if you can show me some answers

What type of foods can help victims with adhd?

There have been links found between ADHD symptoms and diet. It is best to avoid anything with caffeine and sugar. Check out

Does caffeine treat ADHD?

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.

Does caffeine help kids with ADHD?

I find that caffeine helps to calm people down with ADHD it works better on children under the age of 17

Does one's diet have anything to do with ADHD?

I think that ADHD is truly effected by one's diet. I think that sugar is not very helpful when a child has this problem. I would also avoid caffeine, as it tends to pump them up as well.

Does your child have ADHD?

If the mother has ADHD, the child may also have the condition as well?

Do energy drinks affect people with ADHD differently?

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.

Is there a link between ADHD and a persons diet?

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.

What are the symptoms of ADHD in a child?

Some symptoms of ADHD in a child include hyperactivity and trouble concentrating. Some children are thought to have a hot temper while they in fact have ADHD.

Can you receive money for your child if your child is ADHD?

No, ADHD is not considered a severe disability and thus does not qualify for additional child support amounts or government assistance.

Where can you get help if your 2-year-old is showing signs of ADHD?

Age 2 is way too young to determine if a child is really ADD or ADHD. The testing required for that is only reliable on a child age 6 and older. Please wait until your child has had at least one year of school (Kindergarten not preschool) to have him/her tested.

How do you calm down kids with ADHD?

Hey-ho. It may not work for everyone, but it works for most. (And me) Caffeine. Yes, caffeine actually does the opposite to a hyperactive child! It's been proven. ______ There is no one answer for this question as each person who has ADHD varies in interest and severity of symptoms. However, assuring proper treatment is important including a treatment plan with medication, lifestyle changes, and psychotherapy.

Are energy drinks safe for children with ADHD?

Generally, they are, as long as they do not have too much caffeine.

Is there a standard ADHD treatment that will work for every child?

No. Each child diagnosed with ADHD should be perscribed an ADHD treatment that will work for them. The same thing isn't going to work with every child. "Well, yes and no. ADHD treatment is different for each child affected, but there are standard medications and things like that which are used in each treatment."

Will ADHD medication help a child without ADHD?

probly but they might be overly focused

Can giving a child with ADHD cola help?

Yes and no. For me (I'm ADHD) it does, some it makes hyper.

What does the H in ADHD stand for?

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.Side Note: About one child per classroom has ADHD.

When was Jim Carrey diagnosed with ADHD?

When he was a child

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Did Jim carrey have ADHD?

yes..he had it as a child

What supplements help manage ADHD symptoms?

Ritalin is a good supplement for ADHD. It is actually effective. Also, recent studies are showing that a healthy diet can also help control ADHD symptoms.

What will caffeine do to someone with ADHD?

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.

Does coffee calm people with ADHD?

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.

What causes Attention deficit disorder?

Its mostly hereditary, passed on from parent to child. Please note a child can have ADHD even if the parents do not. On the other hand a parent can have ADHD and not pass it on to the child. Physically ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain along with other factors.