Millions of Americans are affected by ADHD daily. Here are a few reasons to show you why you should observe ADHD Awareness Month:
It affects a wide variety of people.
No demographic is immune from ADHD. It's found in people of all ages and backgrounds. Nearly 10% of children will be diagnosed with ADHD and more than four percent of adults will exhibit symptoms.
No one is to blame for ADHD. It's a brain-based disorder that is often genetic. Family history can can play a role in children who are diagnosed. Prenatal risk is a factor — along with environmental toxins.
ADHD contributes to other problems
They include the loss of productivity at work or school, relationship problems, obesity, and legal troubles. It's likely one of the costliest medical conditions in the U.S.