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ADHD i choroba Aspergera a wykluczenie społeczne
Asperger’s disease, ADHD and social exclusion

Author(s): Andrzej Mirski, Natalia Mirska-Tomasz
Subject(s): Psychology, Sociology, Social psychology and group interaction
Published by: Oficyna Wydawnicza KA AFM
Keywords: social exclusion; marginalization; loneliness; unemployment; poverty; discrimination;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the question of possible forms of social exclusion towards people affected Asperger’s and ADHD. These diseases, although share their considerable differences, are alike in that they seriously hinder interpersonal relationships, which can cause a very negative reactions from the environment, even taking the form of a social exclusion. Their common feature is also the fact that these diseases appear in early childhood, and therefore in a particularly vulnerable period of life when needed for proper development are the best contacts with the social environment. Often, the consequences of psychological trauma caused by social rejection may be more severe and prolonged than the disease itself. For example, ADHD often disappears spontaneously in adolescence (most likely due to the maturation of the brain, especially the frontal cortex areas), and the psychological effects of rejection by peers, teachers and even his own family may persist for a long time, assuming eg. the tendency to form depressive episodes. The article presents the most important symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD, which to the greatest extent may contribute to social isolation and the most important forms of therapeutic, pedagogical and educational impacts in order to improve the social relations of these children and provide them with the proper functioning of the social environment.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 33-52
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish