Egenis/ Child Mental Health Research Group Seminar

Hyperactive around the World? The History of ADHD in Global Perspective

An Exeter Medical School seminar
Date9 June 2014
Time15:00 to 16:00
PlaceByrne House Seminar Room, St Germans Road, Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Speaker: Dr Matt Smith, University of Strathclyde

A recent study has claimed that the global rate of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is 5.29%. Dr Smith argues that such reports strengthens the notion that ADHD is a universal and essential disorder, prevalent in human populations regardless of cultural context, and consistently represented throughout history by the same characteristics. While it is true that the concept of ADHD has spread from the USA, there are profound differences in how ADHD has been interpreted in different countries and regions.

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