The history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Kos, J and Richdale, A 2004, 'The history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder', Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 22-24.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Author(s) Kos, J
Richdale, A
Year 2004
Journal name Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 22
End page 24
Total pages 2
Publisher Learning Difficulties Australia
Abstract As the number of children diagnosed with, and medicated for, Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) increases at an alarming rate, there have been questions raised as to whether ADHD is really a disorder or merely a fabricated and socially constructed problem. However, there is much evidence which shows that ADHD-related difficulties have been observed in children for at least the past century. This paper provides a detailed account of this evidence and shows that ADHD is a disorder which has affected children for at least the past 100 years.
Subject Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Keyword(s) ADHD diagnosis
ADHD history
ISSN 1324-8928
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