Although Dr. Heinrich Hoffman first chronicled the disorder in 1845, it was Sir George F Still, in 1902, who drew attention to it. Sir George presented a series of papers to the Royal College of Physicians in England on impulsive children with behavioral problems caused by genetic dysfunction. Contrary to common belief, these behaviors were not related to child- rearing practices. Since then, numerous studies carried out on the subject have acknowledged ADHD as a separate behavioral disorder.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is widely thought to be an exclusively childhood disorder. It would do well to understand that 30 -70 percent of children who suffer from ADHD, are likely to have it as adults too. While childhood ADHD is predominant among males, adult ADHD has a more gender-balanced distribution. Most often adults with ADHD are not aware of their condition; they find themselves extremely disorganized. Getting ready for a day's task, keeping an appointment, staying on in a job and being productive are some of the activities that seem impossible to an affected individual.
Latest Publications and Research on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Randomized clinical study of a histamine h3 receptor antagonist for the treatment of adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. - Published by PubMed
Narrative writing competence and internal state terms of young adults clinically diagnosed with childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. - Published by PubMed
[Role of iron in the treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.] - Published by PubMed
White matter microstructure in subjects with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their siblings. - Published by PubMed
Dimensions of Oppositionality in a Brazilian Community Sample: Testing the DSM-5 Proposal and Etiological Links. - Published by PubMed