ADHD1 and undiagnosed ADHD have reached epidemic proportions for families and employers in the US2. The estimated economic impact was a negative $31.6 billion annually3. It is estimated that 62 percent of veterans4 and first responders suffer from ADHD, and according to NIH,5 go undiagnosed6. ADHD is easily treatable, but undiagnosed ADHD often leads to alcoholism, drug abuse, divorce and other destructive behavior7.
 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
2 ADHD is best understood as a cultural construct, S Timimi, E Taylor – The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2004 – RCP 3 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder Among Homeless Veterans, Ben Lomas, M.D., Peter S. Gartside, M.S.. Ph.d.
3 A review of the economic burden of ADHD, Louis S Matza, Clark Paramore and Manishi Prasad
4 Attention-Deficit hyperactivity Disorder Among Homeless Veterans, Ben Lomas, MD., Peter S. Gartside, M.S., PH.D.
5 National Institutes of Health
6 ADHD Often Undiagnosed in Adults , JAMA. 2003;290(12):1565-1567. doi:10.1001/jama.290.12.1565.
7 Costs of attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the US: excess costs of persons with ADHD and their family members in 2000, 2005, Vol. 21, No. 2 , Pages 195-205