Add symptoms. 14 Adult ADHD Signs and Symptoms

This can lead to self-esteem issues, anxiety, or depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that numbers are even higher in smaller community samples. In many cases, it lasts into adulthood, though how it presents the specific signs and symptoms may change with age. Adolescents and adults who are 17 years of age and older must exhibit five or more symptoms to receive the diagnosis. Stay vigilant in conversation and online communication: listen when others are speaking and try not to speak or text or email too quickly yourself.