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

Considering caffeine as a treatment for ADHD or ADD? 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?

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

In this new 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 ADHD and caffeine. Share your experiences with ADD or ADHD and caffeine by adding a comment below.

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Updated on March 2, 2018

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