ERIC Number: EJ891219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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Medicating for ADD/ADHD: Personal and Social Issues
Davis-Berman, Jennifer L.; Pestello, Frances G.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v8 n3 p482-492 Jul 2010
Twenty college students from a private Midwestern university were interviewed about their past and present experiences with taking medication for Attention Deficit Disorder. Analysis of respondent interviews suggested the following themes that were discussed and analyzed: recruitment of the young, little personal stigma, societal issues, side effects and abuse. Social and personal factors associated with taking medication for ADD were explored and compared with prior studies on anti-depressant medication. Practice implications were presented.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, College Students, Interviews, Drug Therapy, Student Attitudes, Social Bias, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Research
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