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Costing Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Impact on the Individual and Society

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


The rapid increase in recent years in the number of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) raises a number of questions. It is unclear whether the increase is due to an increased public and professional recognition and awareness of ADHD or to an actual increase in the incidence of individuals suffering from ADHD. Depending on the reasons behind the increase, and depending on whether effective treatments can be found, the future costs to society could be enormous. The study presented in this book estimates the private and social costs of ADHD. The key ... More

Keywords: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, costs analysis, register data, propensity score matching, treatment group, control group, sibling-based analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Daley, author
Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change, School of Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham

Rasmus Højbjerg Jacobsen, author
Senior Advisor, Centre for Economic and Business Research, Copenhagen Business School

Anne-Mette Lange, author
Clinical psychologist, Research Department, Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital