Study: Having ADHD costs $1.1 million in lower lifetime earnings, even when “treated”

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/14/study-having-adhd-costs-1-1-million-in-lower-lifetime-earnings-even-when-treated/

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Relatively few studies have examined the impact of childhood ADHD on long-term financial outcomes, even though becoming self-supporting and attaining financial independence is an important developmental task.

An especially comprehensive look at this issue is provided in a study by Pelham et al published recently in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

The Study:

Participants were 364 adults who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood along with 264 demographically matched controls. All participants with ADHD had attended an intensive summer treatment program and 90% had been treated with stimulant medication at…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/01/14/study-having-adhd-costs-1-1-million-in-lower-lifetime-earnings-even-when-treated/

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Relatively few studies have examined the impact of childhood ADHD on long-term financial outcomes, even though becoming self-supporting and attaining financial independence is an important developmental task.

An especially comprehensive look at this issue is provided in a study by Pelham et al published recently in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

The Study:

Participants were 364 adults who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood along with 264 demographically matched controls. All participants with ADHD had attended an intensive summer treatment program and 90% had been treated with stimulant medication at…

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