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The History of ADHD

 

Already In 1798 Sir Alexander Crichton described a mental state with al the essential features of the inattentive subtype of ADHD, the restlessness, problems with attention, the early onset and how it can affect the ability to perform in school.

adhdhistory.com/the-history-of-adhd-part-1-1798/

 

In the chapter of Attention in his book: An inquiry into the nature and origin of mental derangement: comprehending a concise system of the physiology and pathology of the human mind and a history of the passions and their effects

 

 

“Every public teacher must have observed that there are many to whom the dryness and difficulties of the Latin and Greek grammars are so disgusting that neither the terrors of the rod, nor the indulgence of any kind intreaty can cause them to give their attention to them.” p. 278

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Taken on April 7, 2010