Dealing with ADHD in the workplace (Guest commentary)

More than four per cent of all adults affected
By Thomas Fischer
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2008

It’s a simple fact: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) grow up to be adults with ADHD.

ADHD is often viewed as a trivial problem rather than a serious illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. But ADHD is a serious, lifelong illness of self-control. It’s a relentless onslaught of small wounds each day that affects every aspect of patients’ lives.

It also affects adults differently than children, with symptoms such as insomnia, unstable moods, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, disorganization and procrastination. And it’s more common than generally believed. A 2005 article in the