Workplace Experiences Of Youth Diagnosed With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd)

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Emma Thomas , Boitumelo Molebogeng Diale , Vera Victor-Aigbodion


The emergence of attention deficits in adults can be seen significantly in the workplace environment Working-age adults with moderate to serious mental illness are employed less than adults with no reported mental illness. The study aim was to look at ADHD’s effect on youth and their experiences in all areas of their working life. The population consisted of 6 youth between18 and 35 years old who had been diagnosed with ADHD. This qualitative research process consisted of data collection; transcription; data thematic analysis; writing up the results and having a discussion. Three main themes emerged. First is the knowledge of ADHD, secondly the theme of mindfulness and thirdly the experience in the working environment. It was found that people with ADHD reported an awareness of stigma attached to ADHD, causing concern about what others would think of them after disclosing their diagnosis.

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