Quality of life
People with ADHD have a worse quality of life than people without the disorder, mainly because ADHD has a negative impact on social, family, educational, work and emotional functioning.
What is quality of life?
Quality of life refers to a person’s satisfaction with their physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. Quality of life is a subjective perception and influenced by a person’s cultural context, values, expectations and concerns.
People with ADHD have a worse quality of life than people who do not have the disorder. This is probably due to the chronicity of symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and the negative impact ADHD has on their health and social functioning.
Quality of life is evaluated using questionnaires in which the person rates a series of aspects of their life. Areas of life most negatively impacted by ADHD are related to social, family, educational, work and emotional functioning.