A.D.D. in the Workplace

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photoAttention-deficit disorder affects nearly eight million American adults but only fifteen percent of those with the disorder are actually aware of it.

Just a few years ago, adult A.D.D. was not even on the radar. Now that the problem has a name, the question of how to handle adult A.D.D is frustrating those with the disorder and employers alike.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear about adult A.D.D. in the American workplace and a surprising view of its impact and implications.


Dr. John Ratey, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of research at Medfield Hospital. He is co-author of "Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood."

Dr. Timothy Wilens, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Nancy Ratey, a pioneer in the field of personal and professional coaching for people with ADD

Jack Beatty, "On Point" news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on July 19, 2004.


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