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Occupational issues of adults with ADHD

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dc.contributor Reykjavík University (RU)
dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík (HR)
dc.contributor.author Adamou, Marios
dc.contributor.author Arif, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Asherson, Philip
dc.contributor.author Aw, Tar-Ching
dc.contributor.author Bolea, Blanca
dc.contributor.author Coghill, David
dc.contributor.author Guðjónsson, Gísli
dc.contributor.author Halmøy, Anne
dc.contributor.author Hodgkins, Paul
dc.contributor.author Müller, Ulrich
dc.contributor.author Pitts, Mark
dc.contributor.author Trakoli, Anna
dc.contributor.author Williams, Nerys
dc.contributor.author Young, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-13T11:33:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-13T11:33:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-17
dc.identifier.citation Adamou, M., Arif, M., Asherson, P., Aw, T.-C., Bolea, B., Coghill, D., … Young, S. (2013). Occupational issues of adults with ADHD. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 59. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-59
dc.identifier.issn 1471-244X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1049
dc.description.abstract Background: ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that persists into adulthood. Its symptoms cause impairments in a number of social domains, one of which is employment. We wish to produce a consensus statement on how ADHD affects employment. Methods: This consensus development conference statement was developed as a result of a joint international meeting held in July 2010. The consensus committee was international in scope (United Kingdom, mainland Europe, United Arab Emirates) and consisted of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds (Psychiatry, Occupational Medicine, Health Economists, Disability Advisors). The objectives of the conference were to discuss some of the occupational impairments adults with ADHD may face and how to address these problems from an inclusive perspective. Furthermore the conference looked at influencing policy and decision making at a political level to address impaired occupational functioning in adults with ADHD and fears around employing people with disabilities in general. Results: The consensus was that there were clear weaknesses in the current arrangements in the UK and internationally to address occupational difficulties. More so, Occupational Health was not wholly integrated and used as a means of making positive changes to the workplace, but rather as a superfluous last resort that employers tried to avoid. Furthermore the lack of cross professional collaboration on occupational functioning in adults with ADHD was a significant problem. Conclusions: Future research needs to concentrate on further investigating occupational functioning in adults with ADHD and pilot exploratory initiatives and tools, leading to a better and more informed understanding of possible barriers to employment and potential schemes to put in place to address these problems.
dc.description.sponsorship Medical Research Council G0001354 G9817803B G0001354B G1000183B
dc.format.extent 59
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Biomed Central LTD
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Psychiatry;13(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject ADHD
dc.subject Psychiatric comorbidity
dc.subject Sálfræði
dc.subject Impairments
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Metaanalysis
dc.subject Profile
dc.subject Association
dc.subject System
dc.subject Costs
dc.title Occupational issues of adults with ADHD
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license © 2013 Adamou et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal BMC Psychiatry
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1471-244X-13-59
dc.contributor.department Sálfræði (HR)
dc.contributor.department Psychology (RU)
dc.contributor.school School of Business (RU)
dc.contributor.school Viðskiptadeild (HR)


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