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Adult ADHD a huge drain on Canada's economy: report

Friday, November 8th,2013

According to research from the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), Canada loses an estimated $6 billion to $11 billion each year through loss of workplace productivity linked to ADHD."Many drift from one lower-paying job to another, have a higher than average dependency on social welfare, and subsequently contribute less taxes," the report states. "The disorder impacts Canadian society well beyond its effect on individuals and their families." That includes added costs in health care as well as education and justice systems. For instance, it cites studies in Canada, the U.S. and parts of Europe that show up to two-thirds of young offenders were shown to test positive when screened for childhood ADHD. Another U.S. study says at least 25 per cent of the American prison population has the disorder.Dr Levinson's research with dyslexia and ADHD in the US completely agrees with this assessment. He describes this condition as "Occupational Disorder( suggests that "curing this incredibly costly disorder by government would eliminate the national debt disorder, not counting untold emotional and related physical and social benefits. "

About Harold Levinson, M.D.

Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Great Neck, New York. He is a well known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. His "highly original" research into the cerebellar-vestibular (inner-ear) origins and treatment of dyslexia and related learning, attention-deficit/hyperactivity and anxiety or phobic disorders has evolved over the past four decades. Levinson's concepts encompass the collective insights derived from the examinations, follow-up and successful treatment of over 35,000 children, adults and even seniors and have led to new methods of screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. His expanded theories appear capable of encompassing and/or explaining all reported symptoms as well as most other concepts and experimental data, thus resulting in a truly holistic perspective.

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