Editorial

. 2022 Sep 20.


doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13710.


Online ahead of print.

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Editorial

Edmund Sonuga-Barke et al.


J Child Psychol Psychiatry.


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Abstract

In this editorial we place attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in digital context. We describe, on the one hand, how, in many ways, the digital environment cuts with the grain of how people with ADHD operate creating potential benefits for them. On the other hand, we also describe how it may open them up to particular risks that can create negative long-term functional and mental health outcomes.

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