The Effects Of ADHD On Children

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Register to read the introduction… ADHD also has long-term negative outcomes for many children, including decreased educational attainment, work performance, and occupational stability compared to individuals without ADHD. Because of the broad impact of ADHD, the disorder is likely to have serious economic implications for children, families, and society. Research has only recently begun to examine these economic costs, but the initial studies suggest that ADHD leads to increased costs in healthcare and other domains. (A review of the economic burden of ADHD, 2005) The direct medical costs of ADHD in children and adolescents, including both direct medical costs and indirect costs were conducted in three studies. These include cost studies with use of insurance claims data from private insurers, from state Medicaid agencies, or from both sources. “The results of the medical cost studies consistent in indicating that children with ADHD had higher annual medical costs than either matched controls (difference ranged from $503 to $1,343) or non-matched controls (difference ranged from $207 to $1,560) without ADHD.” (A review of the economic burden of ADHD, 2005) The excess ADHD-related treatment costs were $0.13 billion for women and $0.40 billion for men, and the excess overall healthcare costs were $4.79 billion for women and $8.51 for men. Annual …show more content…
Adults who have struggled with untreated ADHD are much likely to complain of anxiety, depression, and physical ailments. The ADHD individuals have a poor concept of time; there are as many as 50 to 80 percent that have significant interpersonal difficulties. “The costs of ADHD to society are staggering not only in lost production and underemployment but also in reeducation.” (Barkley, A Hankbook for Diagnosis and Treatment , 1998) ADHD is associated with work-related problems in adulthood such as poor job performance, lower occupational status, less job stability, and increased absence days in comparison to adults without ADHD. This poor performance and work loss is likely to have profound economic implications. One study was done, estimating the excess costs in related work loss, for women it was $1.20 billion and $2.26 billion for men with ADHD. (A review of the economic burden of ADHD, 2005) It can also affect your employment and chances of advancement with having to leave work to pick up the child because of behavior problems at school and also the financial impact related to work with loss of hours. It is important that these individuals get proper treatment, when considering the implications mentioned

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