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History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Joseph Sadek
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Abstract

Contributors to ADHD development have been numerous over a surprising period of time. Here is a brief overview of some of the early history of ADHD as reported by some authors:

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Behavior Disorder ADHD Symptom Brain Damage German Physician 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Sadek
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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