Prolonged screen time in infants to increase risk of autism development
Technology has a worst outcomes in infants, often studies have reported use of gadgets or even keeoing it near babies hinder brain development. Longer screen use at 1 year of age was connected with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 3 years of age in males, However, It is uncertain to what degree infant screen usage is linked to the later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
This study was conducted by Megumi Kushima and team with the objective to look at the relationship between screen usage in childhood and the development of autism spectrum disorder at the age of three.
Published in the Journal of American Medical Association on 31st January, 2022. The Japan Environment and Children's Study Group conducted the research in partnership with 15 regional centers around Japan. The screen time limitation was set at one year of age. A questionnaire sent to the mothers of the participating children was used to assess the outcome variable, children identified with autism spectrum disorder at the age of three.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)