"He's just enthusiastic. Is that such a bad thing?": Experiences of parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Ruth-
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Eilis-
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-02T11:30:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-15T03:00:06Z-
dc.date.copyright2012 SEBDAen
dc.date.issued2012-02-14-
dc.identifier.citationEmotional and Behavioural Difficultiesen
dc.identifier.issn1363-2752-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/4215-
dc.description.abstractParenting a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a challenging experience. The hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention of a child with ADHD often put parenting skills to the test. The present study thus aimed to explore the experiences of parents of children with ADHD in Ireland. Eighteen parents of 7–12-year-old boys with a diagnosis of ADHD took part in open-ended interviews. Thematic analysis was carried out on the interview content. Six major themes were identified: (1) getting your head around ADHD; (2) the child takes over; (3) emotional impact; (4) inconsistency of structural supports; (5) ignorance and discrimination; and (6) it's not all bad. Results are discussed in terms of the need to implement family-centred supports for ADHD. The importance of educating the population at large about ADHD is also discussed. Finally, the need to take a more positive, strengths-based approach to ADHD is highlighted.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Volume 17, Issue 1, 2012 . Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties is available online at: www.tandfonline.com//doi/abs/10.1080/13632752.2012.652428en
dc.subjectADHDen
dc.subjectParents' experiencesen
dc.subjectQualitativeen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.title"He's just enthusiastic. Is that such a bad thing?": Experiences of parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactothereilis.hennessy@ucd.ie-
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusNot peer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume17en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage65en
dc.identifier.endpage82en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13632752.2012.652428-
dc.neeo.contributorMcIntyre|Ruth|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorHennessy|Eilis|aut|-
dc.description.adminAMSen
dc.internal.rmsid225586989-
dc.date.updated2013-02-20T09:21:24Z-
item.grantfulltextopen-
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