The first hyperactive children: the rise of ADHD in historical perspective

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Who was the first hyperactive child? Some might argue that overactive, impulsive, and inattentive behavior has always been associated with childhood. Moreover, presented differently, these attributes can be seen as essential to raising children who are open-minded, curious about the world, eager to learn and experience new things, and willing to challenge convention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-49
Number of pages15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • ADHD
  • hyperacive children
  • hyperactivity

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