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?

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ADHD Meds: No Link to Later Substance Abuse

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