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Olika perspektiv på ADHD - En kritisk diskursanalys av svensk dags- och kvällspress framställning av olika synsätt kring diagnosen

Uhrfelt, Sandra LU and Lundgren, Ida LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze images created about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in Swedish newspapers, with a critical discourse analysis and to address the stigma that exists before and / or after the diagnose. We made a strategic choice by the selection of 21 articles from Swedish newspapers. The articles we selected were written by professionals with two different approaches. We also have readers' reactions and opinions about the phenomenon of ADHD. By using an analytical framework by Håkan Jönsson (2010), we intend to increase the validity. To structure the articles we divided and categorized the texts in fields of Nature of the problem, Causes, Consequences and scope, history and... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze images created about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in Swedish newspapers, with a critical discourse analysis and to address the stigma that exists before and / or after the diagnose. We made a strategic choice by the selection of 21 articles from Swedish newspapers. The articles we selected were written by professionals with two different approaches. We also have readers' reactions and opinions about the phenomenon of ADHD. By using an analytical framework by Håkan Jönsson (2010), we intend to increase the validity. To structure the articles we divided and categorized the texts in fields of Nature of the problem, Causes, Consequences and scope, history and development, Solutions, Actors, Illustrations and examples. We used a critical discourse analysis to highlight the central discourses in the articles. We came to the conclusion that there were two different discourses that appeared in the material, those discourses were “understanding” and “stigma”. According to the proponents of the neuropsychiatric approach stigma is reinforced by people who doesn’t recognize ADHD as a diagnose. The proponents who emphasize the environmental perspective see the lack of understanding of the person’s, individuality and characteristics as associated with stigma. Was it the diagnosis which made the stigma worse, or was it the incomprehension of the diagnosis? (Less)
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author
Uhrfelt, Sandra LU and Lundgren, Ida LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ADHD, perspectives, critical discourse, stigma and understanding
language
Swedish
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1973962
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2011-06-07 12:00:53
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze images created about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in Swedish newspapers, with a critical discourse analysis and to address the stigma that exists before and / or after the diagnose. We made a strategic choice by the selection of 21 articles from Swedish newspapers. The articles we selected were written by professionals with two different approaches. We also have readers' reactions and opinions about the phenomenon of ADHD. By using an analytical framework by Håkan Jönsson (2010), we intend to increase the validity. To structure the articles we divided and categorized the texts in fields of Nature of the problem, Causes, Consequences and scope, history and development, Solutions, Actors, Illustrations and examples. We used a critical discourse analysis to highlight the central discourses in the articles. We came to the conclusion that there were two different discourses that appeared in the material, those discourses were “understanding” and “stigma”. According to the proponents of the neuropsychiatric approach stigma is reinforced by people who doesn’t recognize ADHD as a diagnose. The proponents who emphasize the environmental perspective see the lack of understanding of the person’s, individuality and characteristics as associated with stigma. Was it the diagnosis which made the stigma worse, or was it the incomprehension of the diagnosis?},
  author       = {Uhrfelt, Sandra and Lundgren, Ida},
  keyword      = {ADHD,perspectives,critical discourse,stigma and understanding},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Olika perspektiv på ADHD - En kritisk diskursanalys av svensk dags- och kvällspress framställning av olika synsätt kring diagnosen},
  year         = {2011},
}