One of the most frequently diagnosed learning disability is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a condition that is often accompanied by Hyperactivity Disorder (HD), called ADD if inattention predominates, and ADHD if hyperactivity predominates. Indeed, it is estimated that the prevalence of ADHD has increased tenfold around the globe in the last five years, with the reported number of cases in the United States far outpacing other countries. This increased prevalence is probably due to increased awareness coupled with increased marketing by pharmaceutical companies.
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Author - Douglas Burger
Bilingual Psychiatrist located in Tokyo.