The Construction of Psychiatric Diagnoses: The case of adult ADHD
Psychiatric diagnoses have come to shape the way that people conceive of themselves and their lives. A new diagnosis, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has been strongly promoted by the pharmaceutical industry, but the authors question whether the disorder represents a discrete condition that can be distinguished from ordinary behaviour.
Moncrieff, J., Rapley, M., and Timimi, S. (2015). 'The Construction of Psychiatric Diagnoses: The case of adult ADHD', The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 15 (1), pp. 42-55.