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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in France and Ireland: parents' groups' scientific and political framing of an unsettled condition

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  • Claire Edwards

    (School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)

  • Etaoine Howlett

    (School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)

  • Madeleine Akrich

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

  • Vololona Rabeharisoa

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

Abstract

Examines how groups representing children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in France and Ireland engage within this contested medical domain, and challenges the frequently made association between the process of medicalisation and de-politicisation.

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  • Claire Edwards & Etaoine Howlett & Madeleine Akrich & Vololona Rabeharisoa, 2012. "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in France and Ireland: parents' groups' scientific and political framing of an unsettled condition," CSI Working Papers Series 024, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech.
  • Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:024
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    Keywords

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); parents’ groups; France; Ireland; evidence-based medecine; medicalisation; politicisation;

    JEL classification:

    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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