Adult add and anxiety

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Relationship Between ADHD and Anxiety

What is Anxious ADD? Anxious ADD Symptoms & Treatment | Drake Institute

Sometimes symptoms of other conditions can be masked by the symptoms of ADHD. Anxiety is one condition that is often seen in people with ADHD. About 50 percent of adults and up to 30 percent of children with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder. Keep reading to learn more about the connection between these two conditions. If you have ADHD, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms of anxiety.

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Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems. Though it's called adult ADHD , symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention may continue.
Anxiety becomes a diagnosable illness, though, only when its causes are not tied to the events of our lives but have a life of their own. When free-floating anxiety gets so bad that it impairs our ability to function, it needs to be formally diagnosed and treated. Childhood anxiety disorders are the second most common condition coexisting with ADHD. The correlation between ADHD and anxiety challenges the wishful thinking that a child will grow out of his fearfulness if the family waits long enough. The fact is that anxiety disorders get more frequent, more impairing, and become more ingrained as the child moves into adolescence and adult life.