This post is actually aimed at someone in particular to show them some information I found that I want them to read. You see, lately I have been interested in information surrounding ADD/ ADHD. It is my current fad in my “brain/ psycology” sector of interest. Here it is:
“For those who suffer from ADHD, they may find that drinking coffee could help them be calm and help them focus. There have been no known intense medical studies to confirm this, but parents who have hyperactive children have noticed the benefits on them. the effectiveness of coffee in calming ADHD children has become great discussion among Web sites and forums.
Children with ADHD are usually given drugs like Ritalin and Strattera that increases dopamine levels in the body. Higher levels tend to calm and help overactive minds focus. Coffee can also increase dopamine without the risks associated with [prescriptions. The only side effect coffee has may be a headache from withdrawal. but they should also avoid sweetening their coffee because sugar aggravates the symptoms of ADHD.
Dozens of studies have been done and more continue to seek the health benefits of coffee consumption. One study has shown how coffee has antioxidant benefits for those who drink more than two cups daily. One study shows benefits of increased short term memory. Finally, several have shown a decreased risk for diabetes and liver and breast cancer. ” *
This website here is VERY good. Please read it: http://www.myomancy.com/2006/07/caffeine_and_ad.
Also note to the Re-Blog: Dopamine post below if you haven’t already read it. As you know, excess dopamine causes restlessness and hyperactivity (fishy eh?) and that strange dopamine levels are linked to ADD/ADHD.
*http://attention-deficit-disorder.blogspot.com/2006/03/coffee-and-adhd.html* (so there! coffee is good for you! I can prove it even more too ^_^)