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Adults who had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children will earn, on average, $1.27 million less over their lifetimes than adults without a history of the condition, suggests a study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Researchers examined the financial outcomes of 364 participants in the United States who had childhood ADHD, as well as 240 demographically similar participants without the disorder, at age 25 and t hen again at age 30. At age 30, adults with a history of ADHD–including those who no longer met the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis–were worse off across almost all financial indicators, including income, savings, employment status and dependence on parents and other adults. Moreover, on several indicators, the differences between those with and without a history of ADHD were greater at age 30 than at age 25. (Monitor on Psychology)

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