ADD / ADHD, Television

TV Not a Cause of ADHD

Using statistical analysis of data collected from 22,000 youngsters who started kindergarten during the 1998-1999 school year researches have found no meaningful link between the amount of television watched and ADHD.
Methodologic issues, including participant age, the measurement of ADHD symptoms, and evaluation of the importance of variables, may explain the differences between the present study and the results of others who have found television exposure to be related to attention problems. The measurement of ADHD symptoms through the use of longitudinal databases is an important limitation, because only a small number of items can be selected to represent symptoms. Future research is necessary to address these issues“.
This goes against previous research that has noted a link between TV and ADHD.
Abstract: There Is No Meaningful Relationship Between Television Exposure and Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder