#AttentionUK is a campaign about one of the few mental health disorders that hasn’t become less stigmatised in the UK over the last decade. That disorder is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD.
Adults with untreated ADHD are…
7 times more likely than their peers to have had multiple vehicle crashes,
twice as likely to be fired from a job,
and 9 times more likely to end up in prison
…than people without the disorder.
In fact, 40% of the UK prison population have untreated ADHD.
Moreover, ADHD is the second greatest predictor of total offending behaviour behind heroin use.