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Have you been diagnosed with ADHD? Might be your drinks…

Many children, adolescents, students, and increasingly adult are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD / ADD). A recent study suggests symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity are the result of frequent consumption of sweet and/or caffeinated beverages. These types of beverages are very popular among those who are most frequently diagnosed with is likely many people who showed increase in hyperactivity and inattention as a result of consuming energy drinks would also see a reduction in the symptoms if they took stimulants such as Adderall. This does not mean that Adderall would be the best approach to reduce the symptoms; however, it might seem like the easiest to some.

This research  lends further support to the importance of looking at all aspects of an individual before diagnosing ADHD. Individual needs to be sleeping well, eating well, coping with emotions and having positive social relationships to fairly attribute symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity to a diagnosis such as ADHD or ADD.

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