Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a 19th century children's book.

  title={Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a 19th century children's book.},
  author={Johannes Thome and Kerrin A Jacobs},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={19 5},
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a major mental disorder in children. Presently, its pathogenesis and treatment as well as its role in adult psychiatry are subjects of heated debate. As early as 1846, the typical symptoms of ADHD were described by Heinrich Hoffmann, a physician who later founded the first mental hospital in Frankfurt. Interestingly, his description was published in a children's book entitled "Struwwelpeter" which he had designed for his 3-year-old son Carl… CONTINUE READING
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