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Vuxnas upplevelser av att leva med ADHD: En litteraturstudie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Adults experience of living with ADHD : A literaturebased study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a psychiatric disorder that usually give symptoms during early childhood but can in two thirds of the cases persist even into adulthood. However, the problems adult persons diagnosed with ADHD face in their daily lives remain largely unexplored. Aim: The aim was to describe adults experience of living with ADHD. Method: A literature-study based on nine qualitative articles was performed and the result of content analysis was presented in two themes and eight subthemes. Results: The findings were that adults living with ADHD had difficulties following the socially accepted behavior, which led to misunderstandings. The participants struggled with focusing and engaging in daily life. Finally, the result presented that the participants used different coping strategies to help them to manage their daily life. An example could be to set goals and participate in activities of interest to the persons. Conclusion: Adults with ADHD experience difficulties in their daily life. Coping strategies and support is a necessity for them to be able to handle their diagnosis.

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2018. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
ADHD, adults, experience, living with, qualitative
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12656Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12656DiVA, id: diva2:1230711
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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