Around 10-50 per cent of people diagnosed as children and teenagers continue to be diagnosed with it in adulthood, meaning the condition is interpreted by many as something people ‘grow out of’.
And just as people do not grow out of an ADHD brain, diet and lifestyle principles foster the development of such a condition in the first place. It’s not only the Japanese who understand this principle, but also the French. French psychologists differ from their American counterparts in that they consider ADHD to be in part a social ill, not just a medical one. Unsurprisingly the French have a much lower incidence of ADHD than Americans.