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How does ADHD affect job performance?

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ADHD could affect your job in different ways. If you can't sit still and have trouble with organization and focus, you may find meetings hard. Keeping track of many projects and deadlines is very  challenging.

One study showed that people with ADHD often had more trouble with attention, working memory, mental processing, and verbal fluency. These are all called executive function abilities that are important in the workplace.

From: ADHD in the Workplace WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

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