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.
Stanch, MD, James
"Attention Deficit Disorder, Residual Type- A Case Study,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 6.
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