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Med Hypotheses. 2011 Apr;76(4):461-3. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2010.08.049. Epub 2011 Feb 1.

Tea consumption maybe an effective active treatment for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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  • 1Mental Health Center of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, PR China.


Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly recognized Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) psychiatric disorder associated with significant functional impairment in multiple domains. Although stimulant has the most empirical support as treatment for ADHD in adults, because of the poor treatment compliance, many adults with the disorder continue to experience significant residual symptoms. Tea is a kind of stimulant and many adults like to drink it. The caffeine in tea can reduce one's fatigue, increase people's self-confidence, motivation, alertness, vigilance, efficiency, concentration, and cognitive performance. This report proposes that tea consumption maybe an effective active treatment for adult ADHD.

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