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  • Research Article   
  • Anthropol 2015, Vol 3(1): 150
  • DOI: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000150

Hunters in a Farmers World: ADHD and Hunter Gatherers

Simon Dein*
Durham University, UK
*Corresponding Author : Simon Dein, Durham University, UK, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 19, 2015 / Accepted Date: Jun 11, 2015 / Published Date: Jun 18, 2015


This paper considers the contemporary disorder ADHD as an evolutionary adaptation. After critiquing evolutionary psychology and psychiatry I discuss two evolutionary models of ADHD emphasising hyperactivity and impulsiveness and aggression respectively. I conclude by discussing the implications for child education

Keywords: Adaptation; Psychology; Psychiatry; Hyperactivity

Citation: Dein S (2015) Hunters in a Farmer’s World: ADHD and Hunter Gatherers. Anthropol 3: 150. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000150

Copyright: © 2015 Dein S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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