Causes of Stigma Against Students with ADHD in Palo Alto and How to Counter Them


by : 
Margaret L.


Approximately 6.4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD, with a 5% increase of diagnoses per year since 2003. There are many negative stigma associated with school-aged children with ADHD. The stigma can affect treatment efficiency as well as the mental well-being of individuals affected by ADHD. Prior studies have found that children with ADHD self-identified most of their behavior as problematic, and their perception of their behavior can harm their self-esteem during crucial developmental years. Perhaps a study in the potential causes of these stigma will help prevent them from negatively impacting these individuals' lives.