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Accidental Intolerance: How We Stigmatize ADHD and How We Can Stop

Susan C. C. Hawthorne


This book examines both standard practice and ongoing controversies in social, medical, scientific, ethical, and philosophical approaches to ADHD. The complex web of concepts, data, needs, and attitudes is not fully unified. But, overall, the book argues, current approaches to research and care accidentally reinforce intolerance of ADHD-diagnosed people, and simultaneously slow down growth in knowledge. To avoid these outcomes, the wide range of people involved with ADHD—including clinicians, scientists, educators, parents, policy-makers, and diagnosed individuals—need to jointly re-examine an ... More

Keywords: ADHD, intolerance, stigmatization, disease models, values in science, values in medicine, American pragmatism, dichotomization, reification, public policy

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199977383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan C. C. Hawthorne, author
St. Catherine University

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