Background: ADHD is a neuropsychiatric disease. It has only recently been discovered that also adults suffer from ADHD and this is an area under development. Aim: The aim is to illustrate what it is like to be an adult living with ADHD, with a focus on the functional disorder. Method: A literature study has been performed in which seven qualitative and quantitative articles were examined and analyzed. Result: The analysis showed five common denominators in the case of ADHD: loss of impulse control, difficulties socializing with others, problems organizing their everyday life, diagnosis: an advantage or a disadvantage in handling everyday life, and the effect of medication on their personality. Discussion: Persons living with ADHD use different strategies to cope with their everyday life. The strategies can have a positive or negative impact on the life of the person with the functional disorder. It was also shown that the impulsivity made them more accident-prone as car drivers. Conclusion: Healthcare staff may need more knowledge about ADHD to be able to treat and support affected persons in a respectful manner.
|Date of Award||2010-Mar-25|
|Supervisor||Irene Persson (Supervisor)|
- 15 HE credits
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- Nursing (30305)