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Digital Media Use and ADHD Symptoms

Digital Media Use and ADHD Symptoms Letters Author Affiliations: University of Iowa, Iowa City (Curry); Virginia than 90% of these cases are deemed to be false positives Commonwealth University, Richmond (Krist); Stanford University, Stanford, 5 on close psychiatric examination. This is because many of California (Owens). the DSM ADHD symptoms are general indicators of cogni- Corresponding Author: Susan J. Curry, PhD, University of Iowa, 111 Jessup Hall, tive dysfunction—they lack specificity to ADHD. Only by Iowa City, IA 52242 (chair@uspstf.net). applying the DSM B-E criteria (ie, chronicity, pervasiveness, Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All members of the USPSTF receive travel ruling out alternatives such as sleep problems, depression, reimbursement and an honorarium for participating in USPSTF meetings. No other disclosures were reported. and marijuana use) can cognitive dysfunction be attributed 1. Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, et al; US Preventive Services Task Force. to ADHD. Screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Thus, the symptoms detected in the study may have been Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2018;320(5):478-484. doi:10 false positive or may not be due to ADHD. We recognize the .1001/jama.2018.10321 importance of researching digital media use and cognition. 2. Hobbs FD, Fitzmaurice DA, Mant J, et al. A randomised controlled trial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Digital Media Use and ADHD Symptoms

JAMA , Volume 320 (24) – Dec 25, 2018

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2018.18095
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Abstract

Letters Author Affiliations: University of Iowa, Iowa City (Curry); Virginia than 90% of these cases are deemed to be false positives Commonwealth University, Richmond (Krist); Stanford University, Stanford, 5 on close psychiatric examination. This is because many of California (Owens). the DSM ADHD symptoms are general indicators of cogni- Corresponding Author: Susan J. Curry, PhD, University of Iowa, 111 Jessup Hall, tive dysfunction—they lack specificity to ADHD. Only by Iowa City, IA 52242 (chair@uspstf.net). applying the DSM B-E criteria (ie, chronicity, pervasiveness, Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All members of the USPSTF receive travel ruling out alternatives such as sleep problems, depression, reimbursement and an honorarium for participating in USPSTF meetings. No other disclosures were reported. and marijuana use) can cognitive dysfunction be attributed 1. Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, et al; US Preventive Services Task Force. to ADHD. Screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Thus, the symptoms detected in the study may have been Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2018;320(5):478-484. doi:10 false positive or may not be due to ADHD. We recognize the .1001/jama.2018.10321 importance of researching digital media use and cognition. 2. Hobbs FD, Fitzmaurice DA, Mant J, et al. A randomised controlled trial

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 25, 2018

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