Nationally Recognized Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Authority Dr. Russell Barkley Embarks on National Speaking Tour to Discuss the Potentially Serious Consequences of Adult ADHD. ADHD affects 8.1 percent of adults, or approximately 9.2 million adults across the U.S. based on a retrospective study of adults aged 18-44, projected to the full U.S. adult population. To help bring awareness to the public about this disorder, Dr. Barkley is on a national speaking tour to inform the public about the symptoms of ADHD and the potentially serious consequences they may have on the life of an adult living with ADHD.
Did you know surveys have shown adults with ADHD may be:
Ģ Forty-seven percent more likely to have trouble saving money to pay bills.
Ģ Two times more likely to rarely or never use birth control, and four times more likely to have contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Ģ Two times more likely to have been arrested. Dr. Barkley will discuss information that he published in a new book, ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says. Specifically, the book discusses how ADHD in adults may be an impairing disorder across multiple areas of life.
Talent/Guests: Russell A. Barkley nationally recognized ADHD authority Dr. Russell A. 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 related to the treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He has also received numerous awards over his career for his work in ADHD and the field of psychology. He worked in the Child Neurology Division at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital and founded the Neuropsychology Service at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Barkley also served as the Director of Psychology and as a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also worked as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and later joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. https://videos.whiteblox.com/gnb/secure/player.aspx?sid=35281