The research is interesting – and may not be what you think!
For example, "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." also understands that children are not the only ones who have ADHD or ADD - it has also become a phenomenon for adults as well.
For example, ADHD "...affects an estimated 4.1 percent of adults, ages 18-44, in a given year." It seems common sense that there would be an adult population with ADHD or ADD; after all, these children who have been diagnosed do grow up.
Although there are people who claim that many children are simply diagnosed with ADHD or ADD to put a label on an active child, it has been scientifically proven that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder are very real conditions that need to be treated in order to be controlled; just like any other diagnosed illness.
In the United States alone, "4.5 million children 5-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2006," and the numbers are growing each day.
This includes a message board that is open to all ages, and which also has a “Teen Talk” forum.