Research* shows that:
* 20 percent of ADHD children have learning disabilities and about 80 percent have academic problems.
* Adults with ADHD are more likely to take one sick, from work, per month, than their non-ADHD peers.
* Using a conservative frequency rate of 5 percent, the annual societal cost of illness for ADHD is considered to be between $13,000 and 18,000 per individual.
* Across ten countries, it has been estimated that this condition was associated with 143.8 billion in lost revenue every day. Most of this loss was linked directly to ADHD and not co-occurring conditions such as depression or bi-polar disorder.
* Diagnosed cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased almost 4 percent every year from 2000 to 2010 making it the number one mental health concern in children.