According to a new study recently published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) there is a significant association between the use of digital media and the subsequent symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) (Ra et al 2018). This should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched their teenager doing homework while texting, face-timing, snap-chatting or instagramming.
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Hunched over the laptop after work? Phone tucked under your pillow at night? Glued to the Ipad on the train in the morning? You might be a good candidate for a digital detox. Even if you don’t get twitchy when your gadgets start running out of juice, and aren’t troubled by eyestrain, headaches or neck problems, it still might be time for a digital diet. By periodically unplugging, you can start reclaiming the real life experiences that all those gadgets steal from us daily, albeit with our full permission.