ADHD and Caffeine: Does Caffeine Work as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?

Considering caffeine as an ADD/ADHD treatment? Caffeine can help symptoms that are associated with attention deficit -- improving concentration, energy, and work productivity -- but can it replace other treatments, such as medications?
The Experts | posted by Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA

Does caffeine work as a treatment for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? How does caffeine interact with ADD/ADHD medications? Is caffeine as effective as ADD/ADHD medications or other ADD/ADHD treatments? How does caffeine affect ADD/ADHD brains? Are there any side effects ADHDers should know about?

In this new ADD/ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, explains everything you need to know about the relationship between ADD/ADHD and caffeine. Share your experiences with ADD/ADHD and caffeine by adding a comment below.

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