Here is why you should worry about ADHD. These are the reasons you want to get your ADHD handled. This is why you want to take it seriously. If you don't know what's going on, ADHD can wreak havoc with every area of life. TRANSCRIPT
Patrick McKenna] What are some of the costs of ADD?
[Dr. Umesh Jain] ADHD is a highly impairing disorder.
[Dr. Edward Hallowell] Without a proper diagnosis ADD can ruin your life. Non treatment leads to all kinds of
[Dr. Steven Kurtz] It leaves you at greater risk to not get along with others it leaves
your greater risk not to complete school.
[Dr. Lenard Adler] In untreated ADHD there's some evidence
that antisocial behaviors are somewhat higher.
[Dr. Kurtz] It leaves you at greater risk to
have the same job as me and get paid ten thousand dollars a year less.
[Dr. Jain] It increases the risk of accidents.
[Dr. Kurtz] Driving accidents, it leaves you a greater
risk to have a motor vehicle violation.
[Dr. Adler] We do know that rates of pathological
gambling in untreated adults with ADHD are higher. Does it lead to other medical
[Dr. Annick Vincent] As an adult you have an increased risk again of depression
[Dr. Jain] Increases the risk of substance abuse. You're more likely to seek out drugs
let's be clear about that.
[Dr. Hallowell] You can end up in jail you can end up dead you can end
up drugs you can end up an addict
[Dr. Vincent] High sensation-seeking behavior and that will
increase also the sexual transmitted disease, the early pregnancy.
[Patrick McKenna] What are the
[Dr. Vincent] One that has ADHD is highly impulsive, depression is associated with
a higher suicide risk and if you're impulsive that increases the risk for
[Dr. Laura Muggli] The most debilitating obviously would be the people who are in
[Dr. Hallowell] The prisons are full of people with undiagnosed untreated ADD. It can ruin
your family, ruin your marriage, ruin your childhood, absolutely cause chaos.
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