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ADHD Awareness Week Oct 14-20, 2013

There is more to ADHD than just the hyperactivity aspect and even that symptom can show in different ways which is why ADHD Awareness Week is so important.

Are You ADHD Aware?

Are you SURE you know the symptoms and facts about ADHD? I thought I knew all about it till I checked out the infographic below.

(Keep Reading for a Giveaway)

*click the infographic to view it larger
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Economic Impact of ADHD

The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) did some studies on the economic impact of ADHD and found some interesting stats. Highlights of their report are:

  • Canada loses an estimated $6 billion to $11 billion annually through loss of workplace productivity.
  • The Canadian cost of illness extrapolated at over $7 billion, exceeds the cost of major depressive disorders.
  • Individuals with ADHD are more likely to enter the workforce as unskilled or semi-skilled workers; have greater periods of unemployment; change jobs more frequently; and earn considerably less money over their lifetime.

Most Canadians Don’t GET ADHD

Even more scary are some results from a general population study:

“In fact, most Canadians don’t GET ADHD, with only 12 per cent of survey respondents indicating that a child presenting with ‘hyperactive/impulsive symptoms’ may have ADHD. Instead, 27 per cent believe that parents employ poor discipline, 18 per cent suggest insufficient physical exercise and 17 per cent believe it is a result of being over-tired.”CADDAC

GIVEAWAY

To Help Raise Awareness of ADHD, the CADDAC is offering a prize pack to one lucky Canadian Winner.

ADHD Awareness Week Prize Pack

Included:

  • Cute ADHD (play off of AC/DC) t-shirt
  • Seasonal greeting cards
  • Copy of the hit documentary ADD and Loving It?! starring comedian Patrick McKenna and written and directed by awarding-winning comedian Rick Green
  • Rick Green’s book ADD Stole My Car Keys.
Prize ADHD Prize Pack as listed above
Retail Value Approx. $100
Open To Canadian Residents 18+ (except Quebec)
Enter Until Nov 1, 2013 11:59 PM EST
Other You may enter at multiple blogs, but you can only win once. See full terms & conditions on rafflecopter form.

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