Risk of ADHD rises in teens glued to phones

A new study suggests that digital overload could be linked to a “modest” but significant rise in new attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The findings in the
Journal of the American Medical Association
were based on nearly 2,600 Los Angeles teens, who answered survey questions over a two-year period — making it biggest study on the topic to date.

The more time they spent on social media, streaming videos, music downloads or chats, the more likely they were to report symptoms like difficulty in organising and completing tasks, or trouble remaining still.

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