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History and hyperactivity : the Feingold diet

Smith, Matthew (2008) History and hyperactivity : the Feingold diet. HistoryandPolicy.org.

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Abstract

In 1974 a self-help book written by Ben F. Feingold (1899-1982) entitled Why Your Child is Hyperactive arrived on the shelves of book stores across North America. On the surface, Feingold's book was not particularly exceptional. By the mid 1970s hyperactivity (known today as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD) was the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorder, estimated to affect at least five per cent of children. Countless other self-help books, medical texts and journal articles addressed hyperactivity, and the media regularly showcased the disorder on television talk shows, call-in radio programmes and in newspaper stories.

Item type: Other
ID code: 32167
Keywords: medical history, hyperactivity, Feingold diet, food additives, History (General)
Subjects: History General and Old World > History (General)
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 10:07
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:29
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32167

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