Go on, admit it, half the time you heard some rambunctious kid or other's got ADHD, you thought to yourself, it's either a parenting thing or a Big Pharma scam.
A new study published in the American Journal of Family Therapy showed for the first time a direct link between bedtime routines and behavior that mimics Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.Faux-ADHD. I guess there's no unscrambling that egg is there? Couldn't we just call it Go The F*ck To Sleep Disorder and be done with it? Then maybe let our kids walk themselves to kindergarten like we did?
The findings propose that of the over 5 million children who are now being treated with ADHD medication, a majority may be suffering from Faux-ADHD, a disorder linked to irregular bedtimes and bed sharing, and does not require medication.
Bedtime Habits May Cause ADHD-Like Behavior to Children [inquisitr via dt reader jj daddy-o]
The abstract has less info than the press release [tandfonline]