ADHD ‘under-diagnosed, under-treated’

Recent case reveals challenges; accommodation requests could be on the rise
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can take a toll in the workplace. Problems with organizational tasks and distractibility can lead to poor job performance and higher absenteeism, resulting in lower occupational status for workers with the disorder and less job satisfaction, according to the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC).

“ADHD costs us billions of dollars each year in lost productivity,” said the centre’s report Paying Attention to the Cost of ADHD: The Price Paid by Canadian Families, Governments and Society.