Adult AD/HD in the Workplace

Most Americans are well-acquainted with stress, anxiety and other negative feelings associated with our fast-paced work lives and hectic 21st century schedules. Far less understood, however, is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a serious neurobiological disorder which affects approximately 9 million adults in the United States.

Though commonly considered a childhood condition, at least 2 out of 3 children with ADHD maintain symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity into adulthood. Left untreated, ADHD can pose serious difficulties at work— including decreased productivity and increased disorganization —and at home. Fortunately, however, ADHD is highly treatable —especially when detected and treated early. NMHA has developed the following fact sheet to help employers and employees recognize the signs and impact of untreated adult ADHD in the workplace, and to guide them towards treatment where necessary.

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

How Many People are Affected by ADHD?

What are Common Symptoms of ADHD in Adults?

What is the Impact of Untreated ADHD?

What are Common Signs of ADHD in Adults in the Workplace?

What is the Impact of Untreated ADHD in the Workplace?

How is ADHD Treated?