As a child grows up to be an adult, they learn how to become independent from their parents. This process is learned through the skills that one has gained through different life experiences. These experiences will provide a foundation for behaviors once one has reached adulthood.
A recent study has shown that there is a gap of independence between adults with ADHD and those without. This gap is found in financial independence.
A recent study done by FIU’s Center for Children and Families shows “Adults with childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are expected to earn $1.25 million less than adults without a history of ADHD, over their lifetime, potentially reaching retirement with up to 75% lower net worth.”