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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Challenges of Social Exclusion

Amori Yee Mikami

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Exclusion

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780195398700
Published online April 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398700.013.0021

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Challenges of Social Exclusion

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent diagnosis among school-age children and symptoms frequently persist into adolescence and adulthood. This chapter describes the high levels of social exclusion faced by individuals with ADHD. Distinctions are made between children and adults with this disorder, as well as between males and females, when possible. In addition, ways in which ADHD subtype and comorbidity impact social relationships are also considered. Reasons why individuals with ADHD tend to be excluded by their peers, and the effectiveness of existing interventions for social problems in ADHD, are next summarized. The chapter concludes with suggestions for future research directions, including speculation regarding ways to improve the treatment of social exclusion.

Keywords: ADHD; behavior problems; disorders; intervention; psychopathology; treatment

Article.  7123 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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