Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a problem with attention-deficit, hyperactive and impulsive. In 1902, George Frederick Still had presented a paper, named “Some abnormal physical conditions in children” in London. In the paper he described the children which are having the same problem such as attention-deficit, impulsive and hyperactive. In 1980, America Psychiatric Association published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and described about ADHD. The updated of DSM version is DSM-IV, it was published in 2000. ASA differentiate ADHD into 3 types, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattention. In the DSM-IV had listed a lot of symptoms about ADHD but in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry had pointed out ADHD that had written in DSM-IV could not help to diagnose the ADHD. In some of the cases, DSM-IV could not help the doctor to identify the ADHD correctly. The lead of the DSM-IV, Allen Frances agreed that they had made a terrible mistake in a Wired Magazine interview. DSM-5 will release in May 2013. If you have interest in DSM-5, you can visit their page –

ADHD is occurring in childhood life. Due to the research, ADHD are more often occur in boys. The children diagnosed with ADHD will have more than one development or behavioral problem. ADHD child could not pay attention in a same task for long time, running around or climbing around and could not sit still, do not follow what people told them, did not response to people even they heard it, and much more symptoms will shows up.

Sometimes the people will confuse between ADHD and ADD. ADD is called, Attention-Deficit disorder. The child who had ADD did not have hyperactive symptoms. ADHD also called as a Attention-deficit Syndrome or Minimal Cerebral Dysfunction or Hyperkinetic Syndrome.

The following is the famous people that had been diagnosed with ADHD:

  • Bruce Jenner
  • Cammi Granato
  • Christopher Knight
  • Courtney Love
  • Daniel Bedingfield
  • David Neeleman
  • Edward Hallowell
  • Emma Watson
  • Forrest Griffin
  • Glenn Beck
  • Heather Kuzmich
  • Howie Mandel
  • James Carville
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Jason Earles
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Jim Carrey
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Karina Smirnoff
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Liv Tyler
  • Magic Johnson
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Michael Phelps
  • Michelle Rodriguez
  • Paris Hilton
  • Paul Orfalea
  • Pete Rose
  • Richard Branson
  • Roxy Olin
  • Salma Hayek
  • Solange Knowles
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Ty Pennington
  • Zooey Deschanel

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