Experts think that ADHD is a brain-based, genetic condition. While screen time is making attention spans shorter, there is currently no evidence that it causes ADHD.
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?
When a child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents have the power to change behavior. Discover how praising effort, practicing patience and using reward systems help.
The symptoms of ADHD can be similar to those of other conditions, like depression and anxiety, or a learning disorder. Find out how to recognize ADHD in your child.
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Participation in sports can play an important role in the lives of children diagnosed with ADHD. Physical activities can improve social skills, enhance coordination and increase a child’s self-esteem.
Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD “I’m at my wit’s end.” Many parents of children with autism have uttered these words when faced with challenging symptoms. Some children are prone to self-injury — or even aggression toward others. Some children are likely to wander off, so parents have to watch them 24-7. Still others suffer from … Read More
If you battled attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, there’s a good chance you’ll be fighting the battle of the bulge as an adult, according to a new study. A long-term study of more than 200 boys with ADHD by New York University researchers found a strong link between childhood ADHD and adult … Read More
Stimulant medications such as Ritalin® and Adderall® are common treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there’s been concern that use of the medications could be linked to a possible risk for substance abuse problems later in life. Good news for parents whose children take these medications: a new study finds no link between … Read More