Can Too Much Tech Cause ADHD Symptoms in Your Child?

Kids often revel in digital media, including gaming and social media. The technology is seductive, and full of color and interactivity — and while this may offer some benefits, it also raises questions. Can frequent use of tech make children more prone to the symptoms of attention-deficit, hyper-activity disorder (ADHD)? More specifically, can frequent use of digital media reduce a child’s attention span? Can it make him more easily distracted?

Parents: What You Should Know About ADHD Diagnosis

The teachers say your son keeps fidgeting with his pencils, gets out of his chair frequently and has trouble focusing. Could he have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Find out how clinicians weigh your child’s symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. Also, learn what to consider to make a careful decision about treatment with medication.