Costing Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


July 2015


Externally reviewed

Impact on the Individual and Society


Written by: David Daley, Rasmus Højbjerg Jacobsen, Anne-Mette Lange, Anders Sørensen and Jeanette Walldorf


The rapid rise in recent years in the number of both children and adults diagnosed with ADHD prompts a number of questions.  This book presents an analysis of the costs to society and to individuals of untreated ADHD in adults. There is also an analysis of the extent to which people with untreated ADHD have had a childhood that diverges from that of other children.


‘A uniquely large number of cases and informative data. The results may provide the basis for new guidelines and initiatives among health sector policy-makers, psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychologists and local authorities.’

– Sonja LaBianca in Ugeskrift for Læger (weekly bulletin for Danish doctors)