For one, the study linked TV viewing to general attention problems, rather than to diagnosed ADHD.
Plenty of kids who watch little or no TV are diagnosed with ADHD, and an abundance of evidence points to a genetic connection.
The researchers themselves stated that, based on their findings, TV does not cause ADHD.
Does TV make ADHD worse?
So far, science can’t answer the question of what, if any, foods make ADHD worse. But research suggests that added things, like food coloring, can make some children’s symptoms worse.
What is the main cause of ADHD?
The main factors studied to date have been: fetal exposure to toxic substances (e.g., alcohol and tobacco) during pregnancy, exposure to lead, trauma to the brain from head injury or illness and differences that could be attributed to heredity. These causes are discussed below.
Is ADHD caused by technology?
ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder. Poor attention is one of the most notorious signs of ADHD, but it is really part of a constellation of symptoms. While technology does seem to have some effect on attention span, many researchers balk at saying outright that technology and media cause ADHD.
Can babies have ADHD?
These symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) may be detected in toddlers as early as 1 or 2 years of age. Signs of inattention — or inattentive ADHD — are rarely detectable until the child enters school. If your toddler is younger than 5, these alternative ADHD treatments may be helpful: 1.