ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD Facts

  • Impairing ADHD symptoms may persist into adulthood in up to 60% of cases
  • Adults with ADHD rarely seek help due to unawareness or stigma
  • Only 11% of patients with ADHD receive treatment
  • ADHD is often masked by co-morbid disorders
  • ADHD is associated with Binge Eating Disorder and bingeing behaviours
  • One-third of ADHD patients suffer emotional dysregulation
  • Prevalence of depression in ADHD up to 53%
  • 30% of patients with treatment-resistant depression suffer ADHD
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder is co-morbid with ADHD in up to 47% of cases
  • 50% of patients with ADHD suffer co-morbid anxiety disorder
  • Chronic insomnia could be an alarming symptom of undiagnosed ADHD
  • Undiagnosed ADHD is a burden and a major cause of anxiety for many high functioning young people and adults