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    Children with ADHD
    Mea82 posted:
    Is it ok to give children with ADHD coffe?
    motherofrob responded:
    I dont personally, but I have a good friend that does for her three boys.
    Gina Pera responded:
    I would not give a child with ADHD coffee. It's just a bad idea for several reasons.

    It can increase irritability.

    It's not as effective or long-lasting as well-prescribe stimulants.

    My understanding is that it can even decrease blood flow to the brain -- NOT what you want when you have ADHD.

    Substances such as nicotine and caffeine, which seem to improve focus short-term, also carry a risk of developing a secondary addiction. Giving young people an addiction? Doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

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