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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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