Users of technology may be getting symptoms that resemble ADHD according to some psychologists. If you have ADHD technology can make the symptoms even worse, Dr. Angela Heithaus said. It is important to have a thorough psychological evaluation. If someone is just depressed and you treat them for ADHD then you’ve created a whole new set of problems for them.

California-based clinical psychologist Dr. Lara Honos-Webb said that for those who won’t be diagnosed with ADHD, her top two alternative explanations for lack of focus are sleep deprivation and technology.
~Haley Witt

ADHS and insomnia often come in the same package.

There are resources and tools for students’ success when they find out they are having trouble in certain areas. If you are struggling harder to do what your classmates are doing and your mind is wandering that could be a red flag. People who are diagnosed with ADHD also sometimes suffer from insomnia.

Key Takeaways:

No mental disorder should be diagnosed in 45 minutes, especially ADHD.
A lengthy evaluation can mean out-of-pocket costs but a misdiagnosis can be dangerous.
If someone is really depressed and you are treating them for ADHD, you have created a whole new set of problems.

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