Multiply Janine’s story by a few million, toss in some variations, and soon you’re talking real money–at least $67 billion and maybe up to $116 billion. That’s the estimated U.S. workforce productivity loss due to ADHD, according to a 2004 survey* conducted by two of psychiatry’s most widely cited researchers: psychiatrist Joseph Biederman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard University and head of the adult ADHD program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and psychologist Stephen Faraone, director of medical genetics research and head of child and adolescent psychiatry research at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
“ADHD is one of the costliest medical conditions that we have,” Biederman told the American Medical Association in a media briefing for the survey. “The impact on quality of life is extraordinarily profound, from marriage to friendship to ability to make a living.”
Last Saturday for the first time in my life, I ran an entire 5K event . Five weeks prior I could barely sustain a run for a full minute. In between, I trained, grew hopeful, grew discouraged, and grew hopeful again.
A week before the event was Mother’s Day. Investigating the course together as a family seemed like a great way to celebrate. Continue reading I Ran 5K — Twice!
My eight year old son had this question on his mathematics homework yesterday:
“Kari has a red, blue, green and yellow shirt. She has a skirt and a pair of jeans. How many outfits can she make?”
What is the answer? Explain your reasoning.
Call me Tortoise.
Three and a half weeks ago, I decided it was time to re-acquaint myself with my almost-forgotten goal of becoming a runner. I looked up the Couch to 5k plan (5k = 5 kilometers = 3.1 miles) on the Internet and reminded myself that I bought those bright pink shoes because they are RUNNING shoes.