Increasing Incidence Of Adhd Symptoms And Videogame Usage Among Youth

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There is a strong correlation between increasing incidence of ADHD symptoms and videogame usage among youth. The introduction of telegraph in the nineteen century mark the golden era of communication and social development (Chan & Rabinowitz, 2006). Further advancement in technology led to the creation of telephone, videogames, radio, and television. In recent years, videogames have become one of the main leisure activities among children and adolescents (Bioulac, Arfi, & Bouvard, 2008). Research have found that 10% of children between the age of 10 and 18 years old spends one hour or more playing videogames per day. 90% of children spends one hour or more playing videogames at the age of nine years old while 75% of children spends one hour or more playing videogames at the age of 13 years (Bioulac, Arfi, & Bouvard, 2008). As the usage of videogames increases in recent decades among children and adolescent, so are the increasing attention problems. Attention focusing problem are a raising issue of concern to medical professionals, psychologists and family, given it potential effects on school performances in children (Ferguson, June 2011). Excessive videogame playing may be associated with verious health problem ranging from addiction, loss of control and withdrawl from family and friends (Bioulac, Arfi, & Bouvard, 2008). Videogames use are common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when comparing it to…

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