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Att leva med ADHD som vuxen
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med uppsatsen var att undersöka hur det kan vara att leva med ADHD som vuxen inom tre områden; arbete, fritidsaktiviteter och vardagsliv, och på så vis öka förståelsen för dessa individer.  Som underlag för studien gjordes kvalitativa intervjuer med tre vuxna män med ADHD-diagnos. Resultatet från dessa intervjuer analyserades med hjälp av teorier om copingstrategier och KASAM.  Intervjumaterialet visade på en stor spridning av hur funktionsnedsättningen ADHD påverkade livet. Det var främst symptomen uppmärksamhetsstörning och hyperaktivitet som ledde till svårigheter i arbetsliv, fritid och vardagsliv. Svårigheterna yttrade sig dock på väldigt olika sätt. Symptomet hyperaktivitet upplevdes i vissa situationer som en tillgång. Eftersom ADHD påverkade intervjupersonerna olika gavs exempel på ett flertal copingstrategier. Det gavs också olika exempel på hur ADHD påverkade intervjupersonernas upplevelse av begriplighet, hanterbarhet och meningsfullhet.

 

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper was to examine life with ADHD as an adult in three areas: work, leisure activities and daily life, and thereby increase the understanding of these individuals. The empirical research of the study was interviews with three adult males with ADHD. The result from the interviews was analyzed using theories of coping strategies and SOC. The result revealed a width of how the disability ADHD affected the interviewee’s lives.  It was mainly the symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity that affected work, leisure and everyday life. The difficulties were manifested in very different ways. The symptom hyperactivity could in some situations be seen as a benefit. Since ADHD affected the interviewees in different ways a number of various coping strategies were given as examples of how the interviewees deal with stressful situations in live. Various examples of how ADHD affected the interviewee’s experience of SOC were reviled in the study.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, adulthood, coping, SOC
Keywords [sv]
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, vuxna, coping, KASAM
National Category
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8358OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-8358DiVA, id: diva2:393707
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-02-09 Created: 2011-02-01 Last updated: 2011-02-09Bibliographically approved

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