Psychology (Humanities), 1963
Boredom. The inability of advertising-soaked, sugar-addicted children to restrain their enormous levels of natural energy into a single position in a chair to listen to things they could not care less about.
In 1963, psychologist Keith Conners published a study on the effects of Ritalin (methylphenidate) in “emotionally disturbed children” and their impulsivity. After 50+ years of pharmaceutical profiteering, he publicly confessed he felt “the over-diagnosis of ADHD was “an epidemic of tragic proportions”. In 1971, R. A. Dykman et al published “Progress in Learning Disabilities”.