ADHD Before Modern Medicine: New Research Looks at Disorder’s Early History

 ADHD in the News 2016-01-12

Going by how ADHD is sometimes represented in the media, a reasonable person could end up with the impression that people with ADHD simply did not exist until about 1990. Of course, that’s not the case, and the condition we now call “ADHD” has been around since long before modern medicine, begging the question: what was it like having ADHD in centuries past, and how did society view people with ADHD?