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Caffeine could increase attention and treat memory symptoms in ADHD

84.7 million people worldwide are estimated to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity.

According to a review of pre-clinical studies in animal models, caffeine may help manage cognitive symptoms, including attention problems, learning difficulties, and memory issues in individuals with ADHD.

Studying the effects of caffeine on ADHD symptoms in animal models during the period between 2005 and 2020 was the focus of this review. The review concluded that caffeine treatment reduces deficits in attention and other cognitive functions associated with ADHD, improving concentration, learning, and memory.

Furthermore, caffeine did not cause changes in body weight or blood pressure, which are some of the side-effects associated with stimulant medications.

However, the effects of the medication on other characteristic ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactivity and impulsivity, are unclear.


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