Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently defined as a neurological disorder (brain disorder). ADHD affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and sometimes, hyperactivity. Conservative estimates indicate that AD/HD affects between 5 to 7 percent of school age children. Approximately 60% to 70% of ADHD children will continue their symptoms into adulthood.
Symptoms of ADHD, such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity often affect performance in the work place. Employers often complain ADHD adults cannot follow through with instructions, complete tasks, and frequently talk out of turn.
Research conducted by Harvard University found that ADHD adults with a university degree have annual household incomes approximately $4000 less than their peers without the disorder. The study also found that ADHD adults with high school diplomas had household incomes averaging $11,000 less than their peers without the disorder.
The study showed that adults with ADHD were less likely to have a full-time job and had a job turnover rate that was twice as high over the last 10 years compared with those without ADHD. Researchers also concluded that adult ADHD may make it more difficult to get education necessary to obtain high-paying jobs.
Research has also indicated ADHD adults had higher divorce rates, and were more likely abuse alcohol or drugs. Other research suggests that ADHD adults have higher rates of traffic accidents, and were less likely to have a positive self-image or be optimistic. Overall ADHD adults reported lower levels of satisfaction with all aspects of their lives including their marriages and social relationships.
Many ADHD adults use medication to ease their symptoms after consulting with their healthcare provider. Other interventions used include professional coaches, counseling, and cognitive programs to increase deficit skills and provide success at work.
Many adults have used Play Attention to develop the skills they need to thrive and succeed! Check out the following success stories from some of our adult clients:
“Play Attention has made a positive impact on both my professional and private life.”
“I treat this as exercise for my mind. I’m pleased with the results.”
“Play Attention will allow me to know how to stay mentally active throughout my ‘golden’ years.”
“I can think and communicate more clearly now.”
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