SOURCE: Eli Lilly & Company

April 05, 2005 16:48 ET

As April 15th Approaches, New Online Tutorial Provides Tax Tips to Procrastinators

Tax Time Tutorials and ADHD Self-Screening Tool Now Available Online at

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2005 -- Everyone feels disorganized from time to time, but for the eight million American adults with ADHD, 80 percent of whom are undiagnosed, everyday activities can be a challenge. Stressful times like tax season can be especially grueling for adults living with ADHD. According to Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), most adults with ADHD that have financial problems believe that not having enough money is their primary problem. In fact, financial problems can be attributed to losing or bouncing checks, losing or failing to pay bills, failing to keep track of account balances and chronic disorganization that makes it impossible to locate proper materials at tax time.

Two experts have joined forces with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and created online tutorials to help people get their finances organized in time for tax day and year round, and to help adults determine whether their disorganization is really a sign of ADHD.

--  Organizing professional and best-selling author of "The One Minute
    Organizer Plain & Simple," Donna Smallin provides tips on organizing
    finances and preparing for tax day and beyond.
--  Oren Mason, M.D., a family practitioner specializing in ADHD and
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Michigan State
    University College of Human Medicine provides information on detecting the
    symptoms of adult ADHD, including a simple six-item screener, copyrighted
    by the World Health Organization, that can help adults determine whether
    their symptoms warrant a full evaluation by a physician.
The tutorials and more information about adult ADHD, including the self-screening tool, are available online at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Bunselmeyer
    Eli Lilly and Company