Youth dialogue on ADHD

What does it mean to be diagnosed with ADHD? What problems may exist at an individual level and from a societal perspective? These questions were discussed when The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics met young people from different schools for a dialogue meeting at Rosenbad’s conference centre on 12 March.

The meeting opened with short introductory lessons on ADHD diagnosis, treatment and ethical issues. Then the students were divided into groups where they discussed various issues concerning ADHD with Council members. Students were then to report their conclusions to the whole audience. They also gave their views by answering a poll.

The youth dialogue was a part of the Council’s ongoing ADHD project that will conclude with a report in the end of 2015.

Photo: Lotta Eriksson, The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics.