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Betydelsen av en ADHD-diagnos - En studie av sex självbiografiska berättelser

Svensson, Moa LU and Warenius, Linnéa LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
Title: The meaning of an ADHD-diagnosis

Supervisor: Tabitha Wright Nielsen

Assessor: Carina Tigervall

The aim of our study was to examine how it affects people to get an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis. We have studied six self-biographies, written by people that have received an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis as adults. The purpose of the cur-rent study was to see if a person’s self-image is affected by getting an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis, how the interaction with other people is after receiving the diagnosis compared to before and how the people in our study viewed the di-agnostization in general with themselves as reference points. The theoretical framework consisted of Anthony Giddens identity theory with the leading idea that self-identity is... (More)
Title: The meaning of an ADHD-diagnosis

Supervisor: Tabitha Wright Nielsen

Assessor: Carina Tigervall

The aim of our study was to examine how it affects people to get an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis. We have studied six self-biographies, written by people that have received an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis as adults. The purpose of the cur-rent study was to see if a person’s self-image is affected by getting an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis, how the interaction with other people is after receiving the diagnosis compared to before and how the people in our study viewed the di-agnostization in general with themselves as reference points. The theoretical framework consisted of Anthony Giddens identity theory with the leading idea that self-identity is reflective, Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and Howard S. Becker’s labeling theory. In our empirical work we found that people with undi-agnosed ADHD/DAMP have experienced a lot of difficulties in childhood, in general because they often felt different from others, which has resulted in low self-esteem. The experience of receiving a diagnosis in adulthood was mostly pos-itive, even though it’s an adjustment process. They felt that they got an explana-tion of why they have felt different and were therefore positive to diagnostization in general. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Moa LU and Warenius, Linnéa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ADHD, stigmatization, diagnostization, self-image, identity
language
Swedish
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1973866
date added to LUP
2011-06-09 17:48:01
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2011-06-09 17:48:01
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Supervisor: Tabitha Wright Nielsen

Assessor: Carina Tigervall

The aim of our study was to examine how it affects people to get an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis. We have studied six self-biographies, written by people that have received an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis as adults. The purpose of the cur-rent study was to see if a person’s self-image is affected by getting an ADHD/DAMP-diagnosis, how the interaction with other people is after receiving the diagnosis compared to before and how the people in our study viewed the di-agnostization in general with themselves as reference points. The theoretical framework consisted of Anthony Giddens identity theory with the leading idea that self-identity is reflective, Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and Howard S. Becker’s labeling theory. In our empirical work we found that people with undi-agnosed ADHD/DAMP have experienced a lot of difficulties in childhood, in general because they often felt different from others, which has resulted in low self-esteem. The experience of receiving a diagnosis in adulthood was mostly pos-itive, even though it’s an adjustment process. They felt that they got an explana-tion of why they have felt different and were therefore positive to diagnostization in general.},
  author       = {Svensson, Moa and Warenius, Linnéa},
  keyword      = {ADHD,stigmatization,diagnostization,self-image,identity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Betydelsen av en ADHD-diagnos - En studie av sex självbiografiska berättelser},
  year         = {2011},
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