Children and ADHD: seeking control within the constraints of diagnosis

Geraldine Brady

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    Abstract

    The views of children diagnosed with ADHD have, until recently, largely been neglected in research, policy and practice. This article focuses on qualitative research which explored children's lived experience, drawing attention to the ways that they actively ‘take’ responsibility for managing their physical, psychological and emotional well-being within the constraints of a medical diagnosis. The neglect of a tradition which asks children about their own experiences of ADHD is crucially bound up with children's low social and political status in UK society and notions of competency and responsibility in relation to ADHD. Publisher statement: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Brady, G.M. (2014) Children and ADHD: seeking control within the constraints of diagnosis. Children & Society, volume 28 (3): 218-230, DOI 10.1111/chso.12069, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12069
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)218-230
    JournalChildren & Society
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    Early online date17 Apr 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014

    Bibliographical note

    This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Brady, G.M. (2014) Children and ADHD: seeking control within the constraints of diagnosis. Children & Society, volume 28 (3): 218-230, DOI 10.1111/chso.12069, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12069

    Keywords

    • ADHD
    • agency
    • children
    • competency
    • division of labour
    • psychostimulant medication
    • responsibility

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