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One Big Misconception About ADD

One of the biggest misconceptions about ADD is that by self-medicating with legal stimulants, like caffeine of nicotine, then this will help solve my ADD symptoms and make me feel normal. The truth, however, is that coffee and cigarettes won’t quite do the trick.


Caffeine and nicotine has the ability of temporarily making you feel better, but the truth is that using self-medication as a treatment option is not a permanent answer for your ADD symptoms. Self-medication actually often makes things worse, adding to your already present ADD symptoms. Additional symptoms that occur due to self-medication are irritability, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, restlessness, and cardiac rhythm abnormalities.


Treating your ADD symptoms with medication under the supervision of a physician is the way to ensure that your ADD or ADHD is being treated properly. You have the power to tackle your ADD head on. For treatment options in helping solve your ADD symptoms, reach out to the Institute for Advanced Medical Research at 770-817-9200.

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