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Aug. 31, 2018 – “We live in a new age full of many more distractions,” she added. “Even a healthy brain might be able to develop habits of overusing technology or becoming easily distractible. Some of it might end up looking like the criteria for ADHD without really being the same disease process in the brain.” The American Academy of Pediatrics noted some of the benefits of digital and social media use, including early learning, exposure to new ideas and knowledge and opportunities for social contact and support. However, the AAP also warned that the risks can include negative effects on sleep, attention and learning and higher incidence of obesity and depression, among others. The group recommends creating a Family Media Use Plan.

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