When does the history of ADHD NOT begin

Smith, Matthew (2024) When does the history of ADHD NOT begin. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. ISSN 1475-357X (In Press)

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This commentary discusses the history of ADHD and how it can inform contemporary debates about the disorder. It critiques retrospective histories of ADHD which propose earlier origins for the disorder than match the historical evidence. It concludes by indicating when ADHD did emerge as a distinctive disorder and why it did so.