Is ADHD caused by watching TV?
No, it is a genetic disorder. Basically, you are born with it. It just may not show until a later age.
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Answer . People do not get glasses from too much tv or computer. Our eyes sometimes a lacking a piece of the puzzle it takes to get 20/20 at birth and then you get glasses. Then as we get older pieces of the puzzle in the eye net work break down and then you get glasses too. Go to an eye doctor …and they will be able to tell you what pieces your missing so to speak... ( Full Answer )
No; job stress can cause symptoms similar to ADHD like lack of focus and lack of motivation. Consult your doctor about treatments for stress.
Information and opinions from contributors: While there is still considerable controversy about the specific cause or causes of ADHD, the one tested and demonstrated fact is that ADHD correlates with a chemical imbalance in the brain. PET scans of the brains of ADHD subjects and brains of individ…uals not subject to ADHD show a pronounced difference in the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Chemicals which stimulate the production and uptake of these neurotransmitters seem to help many of those who are ADHD. Quite a few different hypotheses have been advanced about what actually causes ADHD, but the only clear factor that has been reproducibly correlated with it is genetics. Children with a parent, grandparent, or other close relative with ADHD have a higher likelihood of also being ADHD, even if they are not raised by those parents, such as adopted children. Some hypotheses that have been advanced are: Drug use by the mother or father - if this caused genetic damage or organic damage to the brain, it might make sense. It is also possible that damage done to a foetus by drugs could manifest ADHD-like symptoms without it actually being ADHD. Fetal alcohol syndrome would fall in this category. Bad diet - this one is exceedingly difficult to investigate since diets are so varied. Hyperactivity related to excess sugar consumption (and consequently an abundance of quick energy for a child) might look like ADHD to an adult trying to deal with the kid, but it would not really be ADHD. Environmental poisons - like bad diet, this is exceedingly difficult to establish since it is so difficult to identify everything a child or their parent may have been exposed to. Also like drug use, damage done by a poison can manifest symptoms which are similar to ADHD. Lead poisoning, for example, causes brain damage but does not result in all the symptoms of ADHD. Too much viewing of TV or other video screens - no, I'm not kidding. There are inconclusive studies that suggest that kids who watch large quantities of the flickering images of video screens have their brains trained to respond abnormally to stimuli. One of the complicating factors in determining the cause or causes of ADHD is that it has a strong behavioral component. Most people who are successfully coping with ADHD have included a large dose of behavior modification in their overall strategy. Since the same outward behavior (lack of attention, lack of responsibility, distractability, etc.) can stem from a lot of other causes than ADHD, other conditions often get conflated with ADHD and muddy the water for researchers trying to identify a cause. ADHD is the imbalance in certain brain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) that are needed for paying attention and controlling behavior. Two of these neurotransmitters are norepinephrine and dopamine. Recent studies are also demonstrating difference between brain activity of people with ADHD, as compared to people without ADHD. People with ADHD have less activity in certain areas of the brain that help you to pay attention. The medications that are used to treat ADHD work by increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain. ADD/ADHD may be inherited. Research shows that ADD/ADHD tends to run in families so there are likely to be genetic influences. Children who have ADHD usually have at least one close relative who also has ADHD. And at least one-third of all fathers who had ADHD in their youth have children with ADHD. Even more convincing regarding a possible genetic link is that when one twin of an identical twin pair has the disorder, the other is likely to have it too. Here are more answers and opinions from other FAQ Farmers: . I've encountered four mothers of ADHD children who admitted the use of hallucinogenic drugs before and during pregnancy (cocaine, LSD or "magic mushrooms"). This is not a confirmed cause but is a strong possibility. Lead poison of the fetus could be related to the use of cocaine or hallucinogenics since lead is used in the process of fabrication. Researcher at MCGill University MTL Canada. Of course, not all mothers of ADHD children used drugs. Most did not. . In most cases, it is caused by an underlying condition that encompasses all of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. There exists a lack of communication between fields of research. . AD/HD is generally inherited and runs in families. About 1 percent of people develop it for other reasons (e.g. toxins, possibly environmental, introduced to the developing fetus). Although a possible cause, it is unlikely that many people develop the syndrome purely as the result of hallucinogenic drug use by the mother during pregnancy. There is also the possibility that the mother used such substances because of the lack of inhibition which is a symptom of adult AD/HD. In other words, both the child's and the mother's behaviour may stem from the same genetic cause. Brain scans of those who suffer from the disorder show abnormal functioning in areas related to the ability to select what stimuli to attend to or ignore. The "racing brain" is a symptom indicating that the person doesn't know how to monitor, sift and regulate their thoughts and actions. While some people with AD/HD are very bright, some aren't. ( Full Answer )
If you r bored you can watch t.v. .T.v. keeps you company because it has lotsa movies and programmes!!!!!! .
Children should not watch television more than two hours per day.More television time can lead to future health and psychologicalproblems.
Answer:. If you stop taking it abruptly it has potential to cause depression, or if you need a higher dosage.
I have ADHD and it's not something that you can get. so the cause of his ADHD was him being born. I guess there's some small chance that head trama resulting in a minor brain injury could cause ADHD but you'd be lucky if that was the only result. What can I say, were blessed at birth.
by watching Television you are being plugged into the world of entertainment. Being the lazy Americans that we are find it hard NOT to watch the next episode of jersey shore or what not. Television distracts children and teens from their social life as well as family. Don't forget it also keeps thes…e future generations to be distracted and careless from their homework. Kids don't want to do homework they WANT TO WATCH TV. some kids may be lucky to pass test last minute and slide by but those who can't are stuck with no or late assignments which conclude that they are going to receive a bad grade. Then they are going to think twice about watching tv but even then they wouldn't be able to last. ( Full Answer )
Simply click on one of the links below. They have lots of Movies& TV-Show episodes.
No; concussions can cause symptoms similar to ADHD, but it is not ADHD. ADHD is a developmental disorder of the brain that occurs in childhood.
Download and install the satellite-TV software (which one?), you can watch it and many kinds of sports online in comfort and quality. I use this site before and it works for me. Hope it's what you are looking for *** Edit by someone experienced in detecting scams: The satellite TV software is …a scam. Using it, you just use freely available streams from !@#$loads of providers (and some secret-sauce links they've found somewhere on the Internet). Just look up all the streams online using Google! or Yahoo Altavista using terms like "rtsp bbc stream" or "mms itv1" in Discussions searches. *** Just for your information. ( Full Answer )
No, watching television does not cause lack of blinking. You are most likely so concentrated on the TV that you are forgetting to blink. Soon your involuntary muscles will cause you to(my teacher told me this).
No. ADHD does cause poor impulse control but in no way is it an excuse for adultery or a complete explanation for such behavior. Individuals with ADHD are more likely to do risky behaviors but it is not the cause; consult counselling.
TVS, otherwise known as Television Sydney (www.tvs.tv), is an Australian free-to-air community television channel with an average monthly audience in excess of one million viewers.
The brightness of the screen means a lot. The room should not be dark for TV screens, or you should have a table lamp close to a computer screen, that is better for your eyes.
The best place that I have found where you can watch tv online for a small fee is Satellite Direct, includes loads of Satellite channels and is a really good service, including : FOX , ESPN , CBS , NBC , ABC ... If you are interested then please take a look at the link below. http://satellite--tv-…-reviews.blogspot.com/ It costs only a little dollar , but then you never have to pay for tv again. There is no monthly fee, and the software is yours forever. You get over 3500 different channels from all over the world, including a lot of sports channels. Ever since I bought it, I haven't paid a cent for cable television because I get it all for free on my computer. It's also much more convenient since now I can take my TV anywhere. I will never go back to the huge monthly fees for cable. The cost of a lifetime's use of this product is less than one month's cost for digital cable. ( Full Answer )
The short answer is: No. The long answer... According to the DSM IV-TR3 ADHD is classified as having 4 types, which are labeled as follows: (inattentive, hyperactive, combined, or not otherwise specified). The believed neurological dysfunction associated with ADHD involves many interdependent brai…n structures integral to providing human's "executive functions." Examples of executive functioning include: planning ahead, keeping a schedule, completing tasks, managing distractions & staying on a task, impulse control, awareness of the passage of time, and the prioritization of tasks. Essentially the different forms of ADHD arise from the respective affected loci in the brain which provide the functions of executive functioning. The brain structures believed to be involved in ADHD are the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland (HPA-axis, aka the limbic system)... other structures include the cigulate gyrus, and the prefrontal lobes. Twitching is not a symptom of ADHD. The affected neurological systems which may cause twiches are distinct from the neurological systems often associated with ADHD. ADHD may be *co-morbid* (that is present in addition to...) another distinct neurological dysfunction, such as a tic disorder or Tourette's syndrome. *Twitching is a side-effect of many commonly prescribed drugs used to treat ADHD. They may range from mild muscle twitches in the arms or legs, but usually subside. Check your dosage of your prescribed stimulants, they may periodically deplete the brain's level of available neurotransmitters, such as dopamine... which is required for fine movement control... the substantia nigra is affected by ADHD drugs, and the twitching side effect may originate from transient and minor depletion of dopamine levels due to the stimulant's (particularily Adderall/amphetamine's) increased output of cortical dopamine. ( Full Answer )
WikiAnswers will not write your homework for you, but we WILL help you learn how to do it yourself! Click on the Related Questions for even more information. . Write sentences the way you speak - just pretend you are telling this to a friend, and write down what you would say. What would you tell …them about this topic? What effects are caused by watching TV? How will you explain causes and effects to your friend? . If you just start writing, you will be through with your assignment before you know it! ( Full Answer )
ADHD is how your brain works, the chemicals in your brain cannot be altered by Pepsi, and I think that ADHD can only be caused by the way your brain works from the start of your life, and nothing else can cause it.
Yes; ADHD medications (stimulants) can cause psychosis and paranoia in otherwise healthy individuals. Paranoia can also occur if ADHD medications are abused and consumed in large quantities which can lead to a condition called amphetamine psychosis.
because watching TV contributes to a sedentary lifestyle, which is bad for overall health. Also, watching TV leads t o behavior like snacking...often on unhealthy or "junk" foods that are usually high in fats, salt, and calories.
Your Straining Your Eyes Alot And The Brain Is Uncomfortable With The Lighting In Your Eyes. And Your Unable To Move Your Eyes All Around The Screen Normally With The Brain Relaxed.
Home use is responsible for more than half of the total output of carbon dioxide. Appliances (A/C, heat, water heaters) account for 70% of home electricity use, and another 10% by incandescent lighting. Televisions actually account for about 3% of the typical home's energy use. Pinpointing televi…sion use as a significant cause of global warming is therefore contraindicated. ( Full Answer )
No. You're streaming programs. As of 2013, Intel is attempting to start an live online cable TV service but is having problems acquiring programming.
that happens when the child has better eye vision in one eye than the other. he/ she will tend to use the one eye they see best in, and tilt their heads so they can get a better view. **my brother did this a lot before he got glasses
No; there is numerous clinical studies, brain scans, and medical knowledge confirming that ADHD is linked to underdevelopment of certain regions of the brain. The evidence supporting ADHD is long reaching and not disputed by medical professionals. In some cases, the diagnosis for ADHD is question…ed but not the disorder itself. ( Full Answer )
yes because some shows can be violent like family guy which a lot of older kids think is funny and watch it
At 3:00 take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour. Watch it until 8:30 if you want.
Watching tv cannot give you acne, they are two different things... however not washing you face can :)
No; however some medications used to treat ADHD cause dilated pupils. These include Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, and Vyvanse.
Basically, no. But can it lead you away from God, Yes. Note: "Can" Not "Will"
i have dish tv (zee tv ) how can i access ren tv on my dishtv
At least one side effect occurs in children taking drugs forAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The most common sideeffects are loss of appetite, sleep problems and mood swings. Forthe drugs that stimulated the central nervous system, mooddisturbances were more common. For those that were nons…timulating,nausea and gastrointestinal problems were more common. With mooddisturbances, clinical depression was a rare occurance. ( Full Answer )
Yes, you can watch TV shows through apple tv, however you currently cannot watch live shows.
ADHD likely has not directly killed anyone. Indirectly it can cause carelessness, prompting someone to mistakenly kill oneself or others. Adverse reactions to ADHD treatment may also result.
I believe I don't understand your question. Well, actually no one does! Lol But I understand a tiny bit so I guess I haf to say watching TV is better than TV because your watching something on TV and it doesn't cause you to be bored and another is because your watching instead of staring at th…e TV? LOL i dunno ( Full Answer )
Television uses electricity that is mostly generated by burning fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas). Burning fossil fuels releases extra carbon dioxide into the greenhouse gases of the atmosphere. If you use fossil fuel electricity, then one person watching television increases the demand for po…wer a tiny bit. Now imagine if a million people watch TV! ( Full Answer )
Well depending on the type of ADD/ADHD you have it's could be too little of the (for the sake of this explanation) focus hormone, or if you are a hyper focuser you produce to much of it. the first is more common. Hope this helped!
Tachycardia is more likely to be caused by a stimulant used to treat ADHD or increased anxiety.
They're usually caused by tiredness. So if you are staying up late gazing at the telly instead of getting a full night's sleep then yes, it can!
yes not only spongebob but other shows if your little because it brain washes you
Obviously not - autism is a neurological condition, apart from thefact that peole are born autistic, watching TV cannot change yourbrain.
You can use Airplay with an iPad and and AppleTV to push video from the iPad's Video app, Netflix and other apps to your TV.
Only if you go out and buy a special remote. It's called the "Llama Universal TV Remote." It appears in the shelves of any usual supermarket such as Wal-Mart or A&P. Once you have the remote, connect it to your iTunes account. You can do this by removing the battery protector on the back and pressin…g a small red button that says [Connect with iTunes.] Once you do that, turn the Apple TV on and off a few times. Then, press which channel you want to go to on your llama remote, and voila! You can watch TV on your TV. ( Full Answer )
Yes. LED flickers causing severe eyestrain and even nausea in some people. The industry is pushing for LED's due to the slimmer profile and decreased energy consumption. You can google LED eyestrain and see problems from people about it everywhere. The frightening parts is IT depts at business have …no clue about this problem and are ordering LED monitors to replace their current. There are several workplaces that are having problems. This should be on national news and manufacturers should fix the problem. If you google flicker-free LED you will find a few models, the problem is already known about. There is some concern with the blue white light for LED, but I am un-sure how much this contributes to the problem. ( Full Answer )
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder does not cause mood swings its self but can exponentially increase the speed in which one goes from one emotion to another, especially in those already diagnosed with mood disorders.
no, it is meant to connect to your iOS devices and Apple computers and also stream Netflix hulu+ Amazon instant video + so much more
It makes it hard to focus, small attention span, can't do a task for to long, gets into trouble a lot but not on purpose all the times. Talkative, is very common effects of having ADHD and I say it because I have ADHD myself.
Hillsong is my favorite show, but different people might like the shows on HGTV, Nickolodeon, or the cooking channel. Different options for different interests.
That would require a personal opinion, and everybody is entitled to their own opinions. In my personal opinion, a real TV set is the best way to watch TV.