Children and ADHD: seeking control within the constraints of diagnosis

Brady, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3431-6543, 2014. Children and ADHD: seeking control within the constraints of diagnosis. Children & Society, 28 (3), pp. 218-230. ISSN 0951-0605

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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.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Children and ADHD
Publication Title: Children & Society
Creators: Brady, G.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: May 2014
Volume: 28
Number: 3
ISSN: 0951-0605
Rights: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children's Bureau.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Jan 2020 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 15:01

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