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Is it normal to struggle on the job if I have ADHD?

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An estimated 8 million to 9 million American adults have ADHD. And many other people in similar situations struggle on the job. One national survey showed that only half of adults with ADHD were able to hold down a full-time job, compared to 72% of adults without the disorder. When they were able to secure a job, they tended to earn less than their peers without it. Those job problems translate into nearly $77 billion in lost income each year.

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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