ADHD Facts

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that is characterized by increased or inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

ADHD affects the executive functions of the brain, which include:

  • Short-term recall (working memory)
  • Prioritizing
  • Planning
  • Starting and completing tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Emotional self-regulation
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ADHD, BY THE NUMBERS
  • Affects 8-10% of males under the age of 18.
  • Affects 3-4% of females under the age of 18.
  • More than 60% of diagnosed children continue to be affected by ADHD as adults.
  • Approximately 85% of adults with ADHD remain undiagnosed.
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Left untreated, ADHD can have serious consequences, like:
  • Academic difficulty
  • Social challenges
  • Family stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Job failure