Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (sometimes referred to as ADD for those without hyperactivity) is thought to be of neurological origin and it is for this reason that vaccine toxicity may contribute to this ever-increasing condition. Symptoms include hyperactivity, forgetfulness, poor impulse control, and distractibility.

In 1960 – Stella Chess described “Hyperactive Child Syndrome”, introducing the concept of hyperactivity not being caused by brain damage. It is curious to note that this observation occurred a few short years after massive campaigns to inoculate American every child with polio.

While it is most commonly diagnosed in the United States, rates of diagnosis are rising in most industrialized countries where vaccination rates are higher. The prevalence among children is estimated to be in the range of 5% to 8% in children, Currently, it is believed that around 60% of children diagnosed with ADHD retain the disorder as adults, so the numbers are expected to continue to climb.

There is no compelling evidence that social factors alone can create ADHD. The few environmental factors implicated fall in the realm of biohazards including alcohol, tobacco smoke, lead poisoning, and vaccination.

Head injuries can cause a person to present ADHD-like symptoms, possibly because of damage done to the patient’s frontal lobes. Because symptoms were attributable to brain damage, the earliest designation for ADHD was “Minimal Brain Damage.” By 1966, following observations that the condition existed without any objectively observed pathological disorder or injury, researchers changed the terminology from Minimal Brain Damage to Minimal Brain Dysfunction. What could have suddenly caused all these cases of brain dysfunction?

Other terms for ADD/ADHD include Attention-deficit syndrome (ADS), Minimal cerebral dysfunction (MCD), (used internationally), Deficits in Attention, Motor control and Perception (DAMP).

 

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