Being Different but Striving to Seem Normal: The Lived Experiences of People Aged 50+ with ADHD

Anne Nyström, Kerstin Petersson, Ann Christin Janlöv

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Abstract

This qualitative study explored the day-to-day life of people aged 50+ diagnosed with ADHD. A phenomenological-hermeneutical method was chosen for the analysis. Two themes including sub-themes were revealed. The first theme, Being different and trying to handle my inner self, concerned emotional self-regulation, emotional resilience, social skills, and personal resource management. The second theme, Trying to adapt to fit in with people around me, concerned relationships, work, and personal finances. The comprehensive understanding was interpreted as Being different but striving to seem normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-485
Number of pages10
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume41
Issue number6
Early online date2020 Apr 8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy

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