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Upplevelser av att leva med ADHD: Att vara cirkeln i en fyrkantig värld
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experiences of living with an ADHD diagnosis (English)
Abstract [sv]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) är den mest förekommande beteendestörningen hos barn. Forskning visar att minst 5% av barn och ungdomar är drabbade världen över, men det finns troligtvis ett stort mörkertal hos såväl vuxna som barn. ADHD har blivit ifrågasatt för sin autenticitet och har varit föremål för diskussion de senaste årtiondena. De drabbade möts ofta av förutfattade meningar vilket skapar stigmatisering. Denna litteraturstudies syfte var att belysa individers egna upplevelser av att leva med ADHD. Resultatet visade att individer upplevde ett utanförskap i samhället oavsett ålder, genus och ursprung. Upplevelserna behandlade känslor av att vara i otakt med sin omgivning, att inte passa in i samhällets normer samt att bli stämplad som stökig och lat. Även upplevelser av att vara speciell med unika gåvor framkom i resultatet. Slutsatsen är att individer med ADHD lever i en verklighet med en alldeles särskild livsvärld. Att vilja förstå och kunna sätta sig in i denna livsvärld är av betydelse för alla i den drabbades närhet. Då vården i framtiden kommer att möta fler patienter med ADHD behövs mer kunskap inom området för att kunna främja hälsa hos dessa individer.

Abstract [en]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder among children. Research has proved that at least 5% of children and adolescents are affected in a worldwide perspective. A large number of people are probably unrecorded with the diagnosis. The authenticity of ADHD as a real diagnosis has been questioned during the last decades, and ADHD and its symptoms is still a matter for discussions. People living with ADHD are facing preconceptions which can cause stigmatization. The purpose of this literature study was to illustrate lived experiences of ADHD. The result of the study showed feelings of alienation in the community regardless of age, gender and origin. Their experiences were about feelings of being out of time with their surroundings, to not fit in the norms of society as well as being labelled as disorderly and lazy. Despite this, feelings of being special and gifted were also reported. The conclusion is that people living with ADHD holds a unique lifeworld, which is important to understand. The future holds a surge in demand for caring of patients with ADHD. To support health and wellbeing this require more knowledge within the area of behavioral impairments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, life experiences, lived experience, narratives
Keyword [sv]
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, livserfarenheter, personliga berättelser, upplevelser
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-35923DiVA: diva2:1168380
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Nursing
Educational program
Nursing Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2017-12-27 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-27Bibliographically approved

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