Eleven percent of school-age children in the United States are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or difficulty staying focused and paying attention. These numbers have increased by 53% in the last decade and continue to grow, according to Dr. John Bober, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “People have a lot […]
Technology has changed how we stay connected with family and friends, how we shop, pay our bills, work, play, and even manage our health. During a recent radio interview, Dr. John Bober, of Akron Children’s Hospital, also talked about how technology, specifically telemedicine, is making a huge impact in healthcare.
The use of smart phones, tablet computers and other hand-held devices has increased alongside the sharp rise in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
The U.S.Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first brain wave test to assist in the diagnosis of ADHD in children. But Dr. John Bober, a pediatric psychiatrist at Akron Children’s, cautions that the test may not be more accurate in diagnosing ADHD.