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Approximately four percent of adults are estimated to be affected. Although the disorder emerges during childhood, it may not be significantly impairing or noticeable until an individual is faced with the adult challenges of managing a job, sustaining a relationship, or running a household.
Anxiety is a very common symptom of adult ADHD, as the mind tends to replay worrisome events repeatedly. As with children, physical signs of restlessness and anxiety in adults can include fidgeting.
September 1, 2001 from ObGyn News By Lee S. Cohen, M.D. Over the past decade, adults have been increasingly diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including many women in their childbearing years.