Research

Assessing the Association Between some Lifestyle Factors and the ADHD Symptoms in Children

On this video abstract, Gabriela Prado Peralta, PhD student and researcher at ISGlobal, introduces the prospective study entitled "Sleeping, TV, Cognitively-Stimulating Activity, and ADHD Symptom Incidence in Children".

The study found that both longer time sleeping and longer time spent engaging in cognitively stimulating activities are associated with a lower score of ADHD symptoms. In contrast, it was not demonstrated an association between time watching TV and time doing a physical activity and ADHD symptoms in children.

Consequently, an adequate distribution of leisure time in childhood and an appropriate sleeping schedule may affect the development of ADHD symptoms.