The origin of attention deficit disorder dates back to the year 1902. It was then used to be recognized as Morbid Defect of Moral Control. This was first illustrated clinically as a defect much more related to moral. Later in the subsequent year that is in 1922, it got another label as Post-encephalitic Behavior Disorder. During this time not much was found or researched about this defect and so, this was not known to the average population.
In the era of the 1960s, this particular type of mental defect became known to many people, and doctors and researchers started emphasizing on its causes, symptoms and treatments. During this type a new name was coined for it popularly known as Hyperkinetic Reaction. The next ten years, from 60s to 70s, scientists started searching nexus between distraction and reduced concentration also between impulsiveness and hyper activeness. By this time these behavioral disorders were considered as symptoms of attention deficit disorder.
By the end of the 80s, attention deficit disorder became widespread and a major concern for parents of affected children. However, since there are no crystal clear symptoms of this disorder, even today there is a lot of confusion regarding its diagnosis and treatment.
Attention deficit disorder has traveled through a long distances from the 1920s till date, but unfortunately there still exist a lack of sufficient records on the effects of its treatment on affected children. Perhaps as it will step into its future it may just find and another name for itself which would precisely define it as a more of a personality deficit rather than a mental disorder.
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