Digital media use may prompt the onset of ADHD in teens

Digital media use may prompt the onset of ADHD in teens

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Teenagers need to dial down the use of digital media, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link between heavy use of digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. 
The study found that teens who used the most digital technology were twice as likely to develop new symptoms of ADHD than those who used it least.
The condition makes it difficult to pay attention for a sustained period of time. It also involves trouble with hyperactivity and impulsivity. The CDC says that nearly one in ten children in the US have a form of the disorder.
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