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Is Leon Eisenberg the "inventor" (or the "scientific father") of ADHD?

No, he is not the first to describe this phenomenon in published literature. The first example of a disorder that appears to be similar to ADHD was given by Sir Alexander Crichton in 1798. Crichton ...
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Is Leon Eisenberg the "inventor" (or the "scientific father") of ADHD?

As not everyone is willing to dive into the details of this, even by his own account, Eisenberg "had to argue vigorously for the inclusion of hyperkinesis as a syndrome" in ICD and/or DSM-II....
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