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Re: Is the effect of caffeine similar to a stimulant medication?

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Thanks, Jim for helping me find the videos.

At this point, I do not know whether or not a vestibular disorder (which has been diagnosed) is the same as ADHD. One source stated that they look similar, but are different diagnoses. But that is just one source. This may be significant in whether or not medication is recommended in his case. I will discuss this when my son has his next physical exam (which has been scheduled).

I began taking action for the vestibular disorder as soon as it was diagnosed (in May) with various vestibular stimulating exercises. We are now using Learning Breakthrough Program (which Dr. Hallowell endorses) and another that Dr. Hallowell says shows promise, in addition to exercises recommended by his OT. Six or seven days/week of various exercises at home — people who see him regularly see significant improvement, and we have at least a year to go of the current regimen. The theory behind the exercises is that his neural connections are being rewired.

I agree in taking action — just want to learn which actions are the best to take.

I thought the caffeine test was an indicator of the effectiveness of stimulant medication, but in this forum I learned otherwise.

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