This is a significant number of people, particularly when you consider that ADHD
runs in families. This rate would mean that ADHD
among the most common mental health disorders in adults. The research suggests that more adults have ADHD than have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and many other well known mental health problems (though depression remains more common).
As Dr. Larry Silver so eloquently described it, ADHD is not just a learning disability; it is a ‘life disability.