Study Says Employers Suffer Cost Of Adult ADHD

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

New research finds that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can continue into adulthood -- hitting employers in the pocketbook.

The 10-country study says the average adult sufferer has 22.1 days of reduced performance per year, including 8.7 days of absence. One researcher says they found many more people with the problem than they expected.

The study estimates the U.S. rate of ADHD among workers is 4.5 percent. The cost to employers is believed to be an average 28.3 days performance.

The researchers say it might be cost-effective for employers to screen workers for ADHD, and provide treatment. A similar approach with depressed employees reportedly helped prevent $4,000 in lost productivity for each $1,000 spent.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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