The Natural History Of Hyperactive Children

We still know a little about the natural history of hyperactive children. Studies show that the children with hyperactivity who had earlier attended to the child psychiatry clinics were generally improved by the age of 14, but they continued to have serious academic and behavior problems in school. While they were less active and better control the impulses and concentrate. One in five shows serious antisocial behavior. This actually called hyperkinetic impulse disorder. In India, there are more than 10 million people who are suffering from hyperactivity disorder.

Hyperactivity in children, especially the attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD, discussed later in this book) is nothing new. ADHD is a very complex psychological or sometimes neurological disorder in children. And the first-ever clinical representation symptoms that are close to what we call ADHD today was recorded in 1902. There were a lot of split up reports on what we call ADHD today. However, in the medical literature of the 20th century, there were proof that researchers had some better understandings of what we call Attention-deficit hyperactivity today. The oldest medical reports on hyperactivity until now have been found from the last quarter of the 18th century. The disease (over activity as stated) was notably written under the headlines of mental illness in a book published by Melchior Adam Weikard and Sir Alexander Crichton. In the 19th century, some great physicians from different countries in Europe wrote some clinical descriptions of some of their patients and most of their symptoms gave indications that those patients might be affected by ADHD.

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So, who says hyperactivity is a modern-day disease?

Would you like to read more about this topic? This book might interest you: Psychology of Hyperactive People.