Research: Coping and Well-Being

Research into the causes and effects of depression and related illnesses is an important part of our mission and Aware has identified three opportunities in this area for 2012. One of the pieces of research that we are supporting from January 2012 is Coping and Well-Being (Lynn McKeague, UCD).

The study aims to find out more about the lives of children and teenagers living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression or anxiety in Ireland. Participants should be young adults (18-30) who were diagnosed with ADHD, depression or anxiety during childhood or adolescence. Taking part would involve being interviewed about your views and experiences.

Note that we are not carrying out, or paying for, the research: this is an academic project that we are publicising. This involves posting information to our website and making fliers available at our face-to-face support groups. Aware’s Clinical Director has reviewed this proposal and identified it as an ethical and appropriate project to support in this way.

For more information, download the information sheet.

One Response to “Research: Coping and Well-Being”

  1. Jan. M.

    Hi
    I am an adult who probably has undiagnosed ADHD/ADD. No means to pay for an assessment. Does Aware recognise this as a condition in older adults? Granted, with increasing age and age-related cognitive and memory retrieval on the decrease becomming more prominant anyway , its hard to tell whats going on. But methods of ADHD/ADD assessment and determination of existence of adult condition do exist outside of   Ireland.

    For myself the only help I can pursue is for the co-mobid depression symptoms I frequently experience as a result. In it self this leaves me to burdened to function well both mentally and physically.  As I approach later years the frustration of this experience increases.

    While ADHD/ADD is a condition that causes lifelong focussing and memory difficulties with that excess energy pattern frequently thrown in to the mix , it is not a prescription for ‘several sandwhiches short of a picnic’ although during a spell it can appear that way.

    For the many adults like myself affected we need support and recognition with out fear of stigma.

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