Attention Deficit Discourse: How have things changed?


The first author examines ADHD as a socially constructed phenomenon from an historical, etymological and hermeneutic perspective, questioning the assumed value-neutrality of scientific-psychological language.A commentary by the second author then follows which aims to elucidate the debate and make the case that conflicts of self interest in the field of ADHD have barely altered in 70 years.


Wallwork, A. & Newnes, C. (2022). Attention Deficit Discourse: How have things changed?, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 22 (2), pp. 10-28.

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