Ask the Expert - How ADHD Impairs Major Life Activities

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 2:04 PM EDT Dr. Russell Barkley

Did you know ADHD impacts an individual’s earning potential? Friendships and romantic relationships?

That people affected by ADHD are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than those without the disorder? Or that they can have more serious health problems when illness occurs?

The symptoms of ADHD affected more than school performance. They reach into every aspect of life and can impair major life activities at work, school, socially and financially. Dr. Russell A. Barkley will discuss how ADHD impairs major life activities, including:

  • Interference with finances and home management
  • Disruptions in adult relationships and friendships
  • Working towards life goals

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is a Diplomate in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 20 books and clinical manuals and published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report.  He has presented more than 600 invited addresses internationally and appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his research career in child development. He has received several awards from the American Psychological Association for his contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science. 

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