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Study: Screen Time, TV Use in Adolescence Linked to Later ADHD Symptoms

March 12, 2021More frequent television use at 11 years and greater total screen time at 18 years are linked to a higher likelihood of ADHD diagnosis at 22 years of age, according to a general population longitudinal study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.1Researchers studied the records of 2,333 participants without diagnosed ADHD who participated in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study through age 22.

Researchers studied participants’ time spent using television, video games, and computers at ages 11, 15, and 18, and then they assessed for ADHD at 22 years.Research found that time spent watching television at ages 11 and 18 was positively correlated with the presence of future ADHD symptoms.

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