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Old 06-23-08, 10:59 AM
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Canadian newspaper report -- "ADHD cuts workplace productivity"

Old news, yes -- but with some fresh stuff, like this:
But people with the disorder received the study skeptically, saying it will only make their life in the workplace harder.

"I understand research is needed, but you begin to wonder, what were they thinking?" says Steven, a contracts administrator who asked that his full name be withheld ...

"Mental disorders as a rule do not have a good face in public," Steven says. "ADHD is a very misunderstood disorder. A lot of people think you just give someone medication and they're cured."

ADHD cuts workplace productivity


From Monday's Globe and Mail

June 23, 2008 at 9:05 AM EDT

People who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder work 22 fewer days each year than their colleagues who don't have ADHD, according to a new World Health Organization study.


"It's a surprisingly serious disorder," says study co-author Ronald Kessler, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard Medical School, who said ADHD has a more significant impact on work performance than he expected. "There's an enormous societal cost."

Dr. Kessler says he hopes his research, based on a WHO survey of 7,075 people in 10 countries, will prompt employers to offer more support to workers with ADHD.

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