Journal article

Recent Attitudes toward ADHD in the Broader Community: A Systematic Review

Matthew Bisset, Leanne Winter, Christel M Middeldorp, David Coghill, Nardia Zendarski, Mark A Bellgrove, Emma Sciberras



OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to understand the broader community's attitudes toward ADHD, which could facilitate public health interventions to improve outcomes for individuals with ADHD. METHODS: A standardized protocol identified peer-reviewed studies focusing on attitudes of broader community samples, published from January 2014 to February 2020 (inclusive). RESULTS: A total of 1,318 articles were screened and 10 studies were included, examining attitudes of broader community samples from Australia, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Korea, Indonesia, and the United States. Findings revealed that broader community samples displayed varying degrees of ADHD-related knowledge, negative attitudes (tha..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was commissioned by the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) and funded through the Australian Government under the Department of Health Mental Health program awarded to AADPA. A/Prof Sciberras is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (#1110688) and a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship. Prof Bellgrove is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (Level B). Funding sources did not have any role in the conception of this study or drafting of the manuscript.