Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


The syndrome of Minimal Brain Dysfunction (MBD) in children has been well described by a number of authors. Such children were first described in 1941 by Werner and Strauss(1) who made a distinction between brain injury and -simple- mental retardation. In the past such terms as Hyperactive Child Syndrome, Minimal Brain Damage, and Hyperkinetic Behavior Syndrome have been used to describe this syndrome.

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