Courtesy stigma in mothers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: a preliminary investigation.

@article{Norvilitis2002CourtesySI,
  title={Courtesy stigma in mothers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: a preliminary investigation.},
  author={Jill M. Norvilitis and Mindy Scime and Jung Su Lee},
  journal={Journal of attention disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={61-8}
}
Mothers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder face an increased risk for depression, anxiety, and social isolation. In addition to stress due to children's behavior, mothers of children with ADHD may also feel stigmatized by their children's diagnosis. Fifty-one mothers participated in a study to assess attitudes toward ADHD. Although mothers of children with ADHD expected that parents of children without ADHD would hold harsh views of the disorder, this was not generally… CONTINUE READING