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.
What is New in ADHD?
1. Children with Symptoms of ADHD have reduced Brain SizeChildren with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are four years were found to have reduced brain size that controls behavior, reveals a new study. Identifying early biological signs can help predict which children are at risk for developing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and addictions (substance and behavioral): Prevalence and characteristics in a multicenter study in France. - Published by PubMed
Testing formal predictions of neuroscientific theories of ADHD with a cognitive model-based approach. - Published by PubMed
Electrophysiological evidence of an attentional bias towards appetitive and aversive words in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. - Published by PubMed
Subsyndromal Manifestations of Depression in Children Predict the Development of Major Depression. - Published by PubMed
The Jury Is Still Out on the Benefits and Harms of Methylphenidate for Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. - Published by PubMed