Usages of Social Media and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Cross- Sectional Study

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Siddharth Sagar, Dr. Navin Kumar


During the past 10 years the addictive use of advanced online technology such as social media has become an increasingly studied. The rapid development of social networking sites such as Facebook, what’s app, Twitter, signal and so on has caused several major changes in the way of communication and interaction between the peoples. Previous studies demonstrated strong association between social media usages and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the present study 300 youth (150 male and 150 female) ranging from 15- 34 years participated in cross sectional survey examining the association between demographic variables, symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and social media usages. The measures used in the this study were socio demographic data sheet (especially designed for the study) to find the general information about youth, The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale  and The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS).The results of this study demonstrate that the social media usages and ADHD were significantly associated. In demographic variables such as education and developmental ages were also significantly associated with social media usages.TheFindings of the study suggest that high social media users were high degree of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in compare to average and low social media users respectively.

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