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I have always felt different:The experience of childhood AD/HD

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Robin Bartlett, Associate Professor (Contributor)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most important psychiatric problems of our time. This study examined the experience of childhood ADHD within the contexts that are most significant to this age group—home, school, and friendships. The sample included 16 college-enrolled young adults (ages 18-25) with a self-reported history of ADHD. Participants revealed feelings of difference, misunderstanding, and struggle in all areas of their lives (home, school, and friendships). Nurses can use these findings to improve the care and long-term outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD.

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Publication
Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(1), 49-57
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, Nursing