Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Daniel Wilson, Jawed Muhammad, William Marcil, Fred Petty

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a generalized impulsivity disorder that manifests itself at the motor, emotional, social, and attention levels. It was first documented in 1902 by British pediatrician George Still when he described a group of 20 children with hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. It has in the past been termed "Minimal Brain Dysfunction", "Minimal Brain Damage", and "Hyperkinetic Behavior Disorder" ....


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Wilson, D., Muhammad, J., Marcil, W., & Petty, F. (2011). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In xPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference (pp. 1-4). Elsevier Inc..