Scientists have observed that lower levels of dopamine are associated with symptoms of ADHD. A study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology shows that caffeine appears to normalize levels of dopamine and improve concentration in people with ADHD. Does that mean it can be used as treatment?
Additudemag.com released an article discussing the truth about caffeine for ADHD. Here are a few key points to consider:
- The effects are different for each individual – there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
- The stimulant calms some people while creating anxiety in others.
- Caffeine may interact poorly with certain medications.
- The amount of caffeine needed to affect ADHD could be unhealthy.
- The research is relatively small and inconclusive.