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As many as 65% of children with ADHD also struggle with at least one other learning disorder, and sometimes bipolar disorder and/or Tourette's Syndrome (TS) .
5-10% of all children have dyspraxia and of these 50% also have ADHD .
Some 30 to 50 percent of children with dyslexia have ADHD and vice versa. (The Dyslexia Research Institute in the UK puts this figure at 60%) .
People with dyslexia are three times more likely to suffer from depression than are people without a learning disability .
35% of students with learning disabilities reportedly do not finish high school (the number is actually much higher since many drop out without their learning disabilities ever being officially diagnosed) and of those who do finish, 62% do not have a full-time job one year later .
It is estimated that 60% of people with Tourette's Syndrome (TS) have ADHD and 50% have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and that there is a high association of these two disorders in their family histories .
culled from www.donnawilliams.net