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Do Children With ADHD Need To Consume An Increased Amount Of Water?

Introduction

Summer has arrived. Children are playing outside more, and the weather is becoming warmer. With warmer weather, the need for water consumption is increasing. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a tendency to become hyperactive easily and restless, as well. The question remains do children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder benefit from increased water consumption? The answer is yes. This article will describe why water consumption is essential for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Why Is Water Consumption Essential For Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Consuming water is essential for anyone. However, for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder consuming water is extremely essential. According to natureworldnews, “A new study published online in the Journal of Attention Disorder found out that healthy lifestyle choices might just be an effective intervention and alternative to brain-toasting drugs. These include engaging in more activities that would develop physical and brain health and drinking plenty of water daily.” The question remains why is water consumption important for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. To answer this question, according to natureworldnews, “The study also revealed that children with ADHD consumed greater amounts of artificially sweetened juice than controls, which could potentially contribute to ADHD symptoms.” In addition, it is important to note that artificially sweetened juice can contribute to hyperactivity and restlessness. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity can benefit from increased water consumption.

What Happens When Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Become Dehydrated?

What happens when children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder do not drink enough water and become dehydrated? According to natureworldnews, “Citing a study conducted in Kings College in London, Rayburn writes negative effects of dehydration include having “brain fog” or feeling forgetful and spacey along with difficulty thinking and concentrating.” Therefore, if children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder do not drink enough water they can become forgetful and experience difficulty concentrating.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, water consumption is essential for anyone. However for children who are active outside during the summer months especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, water consumption is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. If you are a parent and have children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, make sure they are consuming enough water on a daily basis. Water consumption is essential for anyone. However, for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder water consumption is integral. Make sure your children are consuming enough water.

 

 

Do Children With ADHD Need To Consume An Increased Amount Of Water?


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). Do Children With ADHD Need To Consume An Increased Amount Of Water?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/06/do-children-with-adhd-need-to-consume-an-increased-amount-of-water/

 

Last updated: 30 Jun 2016
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