This article explores my own personal struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder as well as the larger implications of the disorder facing society as a whole through the lenses of both micro and macro sociological theories and concepts using a sociological imagination framework. It also works towards breaking down the common beliefs and misconceptions in society about what exactly having ADD entails, and how on a personal level one can work to combat these misconceptions. As a person with Attention Deficit Disorder taking the step of sharing her story in this paper, I believe it is important to work toward a paradigm shift in how the world views ADD, because for those who have ADD, the greatest barrier to the diagnosis is the public perception.
"Drawing Attention to A Public Deficit: Sociological Self-Reflections on Growing Up with ADD,"
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol9/iss1/6