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Thread #86484   Message #1609878
Posted By: Peace
20-Nov-05 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
History of ADHD in Time Line:
_1902: The first clinical description of ADHD appeared, labeled as
"Morbid Defect of Moral Control."
_1922: ADHD gets a new name, Post-encephalitic Behavior Disorders.
_1930s: Amphetamines introduced to treat hyperactive children.
_1956: Ritalin introduced as a treatment for hyperactivity.
_1960: ADHD gets another new name, Minimal Brain Dysfunction
_1968: And another, Hyperkinetic Reaction.
_1980: Attention Deficit becomes an official disorder with the National Institute of Mental Health naming a group of characteristics as Attention Deficit Disorder +/- Hyperactivity.
_1996: Adderall gains FDA approval for the treatment of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder.
_1998: The American Medical Association called ADHD "one of the best-researched disorders in medicine."
_1999: Concerta gains FDA approval for the treatment of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder.
_1999: Metadate gains FDA approval for the treatment of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder.
_2001: Focalin gains FDA approval for the treatment of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder.
_2002: Strattera gains approval for the treatment of ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder.

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