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Any reasrch on: The effects of SSRI medications on children with high caffeine intake
Have any of you done research on the affects of early administered Ritalin and another Hyper activity/attention disorder medications in children under the age of 13. And the long term effects of children with a highly caffeinated diets? My question is.. Ritalin is at its core an SSRI. So with already high serotonin levels in the body and brain with a high enough caffeine intake boosting already high serotonin in the body. Could this cause permenant brain damage to the child making them even more dissabled by the un-natruall high levels in there body making them addicted to not only caffeine but also other SSRI/serotonin replicators to achieve what non medicated children get natrualy? High serotonin levels in children before puberty from what iv found in medical papers suggests that the few study s to look into this discovered children with high levels are more at risk for developing psychopathic traits latter in development. Just wondering if a full study has been done or the theory has even been proposed. Im not a professional so some one would probably discredit me on such questions as my knowledge is no where on a doctorate level.
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Im excited about the possible response to this!
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  I believe that only antidepressants effect the serotonin level.  The stimulant meds do not.
I don't think that you will find a study that looks at high caffeine levels in a child because the only way to do that is to caffeineate them which would be unethical.  If a child is loaded up on caffeine, I could understand why there would be problems.
  so i am not really sure where you are going with this question?  I can tell you that high caffeine levels in a child is not good.
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