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Do adults have ADHD? : a history lesson

Smith, Matthew (2010) Do adults have ADHD? : a history lesson. British Medical Journal, 340 (7753). p. 2241. ISSN 0959-8138

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Abstract

Debates on the legitimacy of a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children or adults are still raging1 2 because of a lack of understanding of the history of the disorder. Drug companies have indeed marketed the concept of adult ADHD to potential consumers1—as they did childhood ADHD to parent-teacher associations in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s—but this is only part of the story.

Item type: Article
ID code: 32067
Keywords: medical history, ADHD, hyperactivity, Public aspects of medicine
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 09:58
    Last modified: 02 Nov 2012 05:38
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32067

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