No one knows this better than someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who may…
I have too often seen on the Internet or media the statement that ADHD is a recent invention of psychiatrists and/or pharmaceutical companies. Such statements ignore the long history of ADHD that my colleague and I reviewed in our ”Primer” about ADHD.
ADHD has a long history. The first ADHD syndrome was described in a German medical textbook by Weikard in 1775. That’s not a typo. The ADHD syndrome had been identified before the birth of the USA. Dr.Weikard did not use the term ADD or ADHD, yet he described a syndrome of hyperactivity and inattention that corresponds to what we call ADHD today.
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