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Erlandsson, Soly
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Erlandsson, S. & Punzi, E. (2017). A biased ADHD discourse ignores human uniqueness. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 12, Article ID 1319584.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A biased ADHD discourse ignores human uniqueness
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 12, 1319584Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keyword
Human uniqueness, ADHD, biase
National Category
Neurosciences Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11257 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2017.1319584 (DOI)000403490600009 ()
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Prochnow, A., Erlandsson, S., Hesse, V. & Wermke, K. (2017). Does a 'musical' mother tongue influence cry melodies?: A comparative study of Swedish and German newborns. Musicae scientiae, 1-14.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does a 'musical' mother tongue influence cry melodies?: A comparative study of Swedish and German newborns
2017 (English)In: Musicae scientiae, ISSN 1029-8649, E-ISSN 2045-4147, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The foetal environment is filled with a variety of noises. Among the manifold sounds of the maternal respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, the intonation properties of the maternal language are well perceived by the foetus, whose hearing system is already functioning during the last trimester of gestation. These intonation (melodic) features, reflecting native-language prosody, have been found to shape vocal learning. Having had ample opportunity to become familiar with their mother's language in the womb, newborns have been found to exhibit salient pitch-based elements in their own cry melodies. An interesting issue is whether an intrauterine exposure to a maternal pitch accent language, such as Swedish, in which emphatic syllables are pronounced typically on a higher pitch relative to other syllables will affect newborns' cry melody (fundamental frequency contour). The present study aimed to answer this question by quantitatively analysing and comparing the melody structure in 52 Swedish compared with 79 German newborns. In accordance with previous approaches, cry melody structure was analysed by calculating a melody complexity index (MCI) expressing the share of cries exhibiting two or more (well-defined) arc-like substructures uttered during the recording sessions. A low MCI reflects a dominance of cries with a 'simple', i.e. single-arc melody. A significantly higher MCI was found in the Swedish infant group, which further corroborates the assumption that the well-known foetal sensitivity for musical (melodic) stimuli seems to shape infants' cry melody.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keyword
Melody, infant, cry, language, music, pre-speech development, foetal learning
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11890 (URN)10.1177/1029864917733035 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-06 Created: 2017-12-06 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Dauman, N., Erlandsson, S., Albarracin, D. & Dauman, R. (2017). Exploring Tinnitus-Induced Disablement by Persistent Frustration in Aging Individuals: A Grounded Theory Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9, 1-18, Article ID 272.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Tinnitus-Induced Disablement by Persistent Frustration in Aging Individuals: A Grounded Theory Study
2017 (English)In: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, ISSN 1663-4365, E-ISSN 1663-4365, Vol. 9, 1-18 p., 272Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Qualitative research can help to improve the management of patients, meet their expectations and assist physicians in alleviating their suffering. The perception of moment-to-moment variability in tinnitus annoyance is an emerging field of exploration. This study sought to enlighten variability in tinnitus-induced disablement using a qualitative approach. Methods: Twelve participants (six females, six males, aged 51-79) were recruited via the French Tinnitus Association Journal for participation in recorded semi-structured interviews. Each participant had three interviews lasting 1 h, the sessions being separated one from the other by 2 weeks. Following recommendations of Charmaz (2014), the second and third interviews were aimed at gathering rich data, by enhancing the participants’ reflexivity in the circumstances of distress caused by tinnitus. After transcription, the data (n = 36 interviews) were analyzed using the approach to Grounded Theory proposed by Strauss and Corbin (1998). Results: Tinnitus as persistent frustration emerged as being the core category uniting all the other categories of the study. Hence, the core category accounted for the broader scope in participants’ experience of chronic tinnitus. It is suggested that tinnitus-induced disablement varied according to the degree of frustration felt by the participants in not being able to achieve their goals. The implications of this were analyzed using the following categories: “Losing body ownership,” “ Lacking perspectives,” and “Persevering through difficulties.” Based on these findings, we draw a substantive theory of tinnitus tolerance that promotes an active, disciplined and individualized approach to tinnitus-induced disablement. The model distinguishes pathways from sustained suffering to reduced annoyance (i.e., emerging tolerance). It accounts for difficulties that the participants experienced with a perceived unchanged annoyance over time. Furthermore, this model identifies a set of new attitudes toward oneself and others that tinnitus tolerance would entail. Conclusion: The subjective experience of frustration enlightens tinnitus-induced disablement, offering new perspectives for long-term self-management. Modulation of frustration, rather than moderation of tinnitus interference, is suggested as a new approach to the clinical management of tinnitus-related distress.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FRONTIERS MEDIA SA, 2017
Keyword
tinnitus, frustration, disablement, long-term suffering, intra-individual variability, grounded theory, qualitative research
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11410 (URN)10.3389/fnagi.2017.00272 (DOI)000407498600001 ()2-s2.0-85027711780 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-04 Created: 2017-09-04 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved
Lundin, L. & Erlandsson, S. (2017). Parental discussions online through the medical discourse-lens. Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, 3(4), Article ID 15.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental discussions online through the medical discourse-lens
2017 (Swedish)In: Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, ISSN 2472-1786, Vol. 3, no 4, 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study the research objective was to gain insights into parental communication on an open Internet forum where parents had the opportunity to discuss issues related to ADHD. In order for clinicians to help troubled children brought to the health clinic it may be important to learn more about the life situations of these troubled families as treatment options can require complex interventions for the whole family. Our aim was thus to go beyond the neurobiological medical model of ADHD, which does not take into account contextual factors. In today’s society specialized online discussion forums are available for parents who seek support for various difficulties that arise in the family. The online forums are sources of research data. As research tools we used the narrative psychological approach for the analysis of 72 online naratives. These narratives provided support for that the parents embraced medical explanations for the difficulties experienced when raising children, despite obvious challenging life circumstances, such as for example being a single parent without social support. Even very young children had been given serious psychiatric medical diagnoses such as ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Mood disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Some of them had been diagnosed with more than one of these disorders. The complexity of the parental nnarratives in the present study indicates that the neurobiological model is not sufficient enough to form the basis of a personalized and comprehensive care for vulnerable families.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wilmington, USA: , 2017
Keyword
Pareting; ADHD; Online discussion forum
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11815 (URN)10.4172/2472-1786.100053 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-12-20Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S. & Punzi, E. (2016). Challenging the ADHD consensus. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11(1), 1-2, Article ID 31124.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the ADHD consensus
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, no 1, 1-2 p., 31124Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keyword
Psychiatric diagnoses, ADHD
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9306 (URN)10.3402/qhw.v11.31124 (DOI)000375927000001 ()27052427 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84964317133 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
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