Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research

Adolescents with ADHD – experiences of having an ADHD diagnosis and negotiations of self-image and identity

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Adolescents with ADHD – experiences of having an ADHD diagnosis and negotiations of self-image and identity. / Jones, Sheila; Hesse, Morten.

In: Journal of Attention Disorders, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2018, p. 92-102.

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{8b9ad73a86914695b2985960990e7f6a,
title = "Adolescents with ADHD – experiences of having an ADHD diagnosis and negotiations of self-image and identity",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE:To develop an understanding of the meanings and consequences of a diagnosis of ADHD for young people during the transition from childhood to adolescence.METHOD:Nine youth with an ADHD diagnosis were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide on topics of management of identity and their own experiences of their difficulties relating to ADHD.RESULTS:The meanings and consequences of the ADHD diagnosis is best understood in terms of overall identity development and social connectedness. In addition, cultural understandings of what ADHD is play a major role in negotiating the role of ADHD in identity.CONCLUSION:Youth with ADHD moving from childhood to adulthood need support for identity development. Health care professionals should be aware of young people's experiences of ADHD symptoms in the context of their life situations and the cultural understanding of ADHD during treatment and psychoeducation.",
author = "Sheila Jones and Morten Hesse",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1177/1087054714522513",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "92--102",
journal = "Journal of Attention Disorders",
issn = "1087-0547",
publisher = "Sage Publications, Inc.",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Adolescents with ADHD – experiences of having an ADHD diagnosis and negotiations of self-image and identity

AU - Jones, Sheila

AU - Hesse, Morten

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - OBJECTIVE:To develop an understanding of the meanings and consequences of a diagnosis of ADHD for young people during the transition from childhood to adolescence.METHOD:Nine youth with an ADHD diagnosis were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide on topics of management of identity and their own experiences of their difficulties relating to ADHD.RESULTS:The meanings and consequences of the ADHD diagnosis is best understood in terms of overall identity development and social connectedness. In addition, cultural understandings of what ADHD is play a major role in negotiating the role of ADHD in identity.CONCLUSION:Youth with ADHD moving from childhood to adulthood need support for identity development. Health care professionals should be aware of young people's experiences of ADHD symptoms in the context of their life situations and the cultural understanding of ADHD during treatment and psychoeducation.

AB - OBJECTIVE:To develop an understanding of the meanings and consequences of a diagnosis of ADHD for young people during the transition from childhood to adolescence.METHOD:Nine youth with an ADHD diagnosis were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide on topics of management of identity and their own experiences of their difficulties relating to ADHD.RESULTS:The meanings and consequences of the ADHD diagnosis is best understood in terms of overall identity development and social connectedness. In addition, cultural understandings of what ADHD is play a major role in negotiating the role of ADHD in identity.CONCLUSION:Youth with ADHD moving from childhood to adulthood need support for identity development. Health care professionals should be aware of young people's experiences of ADHD symptoms in the context of their life situations and the cultural understanding of ADHD during treatment and psychoeducation.

U2 - 10.1177/1087054714522513

DO - 10.1177/1087054714522513

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24550560

VL - 22

SP - 92

EP - 102

JO - Journal of Attention Disorders

JF - Journal of Attention Disorders

SN - 1087-0547

IS - 1

ER -