For people with ADD, their brain works differently than others—it’s a neurological issue. Oftentimes they are not purposely acting out, rather they lack the ability to control certain reactions like impulsivity, hyperactivity, lack of focus and overblown emotions. ADD is complicated and looks differently in everyone.
Many individuals will find ways to self-medicate to overcome these difficulties with large amounts of caffeine to stay stimulated or drugs/alcohol to mask feelings of inadequacy, frustration and depression.
60% of children with ADD in the U.S. become adults with ADD, about 8 million adults.
Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADD than females.
50% of adults with ADD also struggle with an anxiety disorder.