ADHD in the Workplace

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ADHD in the Workplace

Today, companies seeking good job candidates tend to be on the lookout for certain characteristics in job candidates, such as:

● Good organizational skills
● Attention to details
● Having good focus
● Being self-motivated to carry out and complete tasks
● Being able to effectively work in a team

These requirements are perceived to be more challenging to a person who has ADHD. The expectations from their employer may prove difficult to exhibit and maintain on a day-to-day basis. Due to the classic symptoms of the condition, persons with ADHD may find it harder to truly excel at work, or focus in meetings, or find it difficult to pay attention when relating to fellow coworkers.

People with ADHD can struggle at work, in relationships, and life generally from living with the symptoms. More specifically, persons with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD will face a number of problems in their working environment. These problems may include, and not be limited to:

● Struggling to stay focused
● Tendency to make frequent mistakes
● Challenges with organizing, planning and prioritizing
● Difficulty remembering work schedules and commitments
● Frequent procrastinations and missing deadlines
● Tardiness
● Above average absenteeism

Statistically, ADHD impacts the workplace in that 1 out of 3 persons diagnosed with ADHD is jobless at any time. A World Health Organization (WHO) study determined that when left untreated, adults with ADHD lose an average of 22 days of productivity per year. Also, a person with ADHD is three times more likely to quit a job impulsively

But with treatment, people with ADHD can excel and be successful at their jobs and careers.


Working with a professional who specializes in ADHD can help reduce symptoms. Also, developing a treatment plan would help to adapt to their condition, evolve good coping skills, and also explore and manage any other condition which may co-exist with ADHD and interfere with work. Effective treatment and ADHD-friendly strategies can help and allow a person with ADHD perform their job at an optimum level.

If you suspect you may have ADHD or have been diagnosed with ADHD, it is essential to arm yourself with the right information and treatment in order to help you respond to the emotional, financial and unpleasant professional impacts that can occur, such as underperformance at work or job loss.

If you need more information regarding ADHD including assessment and treatment contact us:

The Synapse Mustard Center, 10, Inuwa Wada Crescent, Off Okonjo Iweala Way, Off T.O.S. Benson Crescent, Utako, Abuja.
Call: 081528882329, 08151433007