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ADHD Test

Use this scientific test to help determine if you need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD symptoms include difficulty concentrating, keeping organized, impulsivity, and for some, hyperactivity.

Instructions: Simply answer the questions on how you have behaved and felt during the past 6 months. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

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I am a year old / /

Newly diagnosed? or

1. How often do you have difficulty sustaining your attention while doing something for work, school, a hobby, or fun activity (e.g., remaining focused during lectures, lengthy reading or conversations)?



2. How often are you easily distracted by external stimuli, like something in your environment or unrelated thoughts?



3. How often do you avoid, dislike, or are reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort or thought?



4. How often do you have trouble listening to someone, even when they are speaking directly to you — like your mind is somewhere else?



5. How often do you have difficulty in organizing an activity or task needing to get done (e.g., poor time management, fails to meet deadlines, difficulty managing sequential tasks)?



6. How often do you fail to give close attention to details, or make careless mistakes in things such as schoolwork, at work, or during other activities?



7. How often do you forget to do something you do all the time, such as missing an appointment or paying a bill?



 

 

All rights reserved. For personal, educational or research use only. Based upon the DSM-5 ADHD criteria and informed by research such as Faraone, et al. (2005). What Is the Prevalence of Adult ADHD? Results of a Population Screen of 966 Adults. Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, Kumar, et al. (2011). Screening for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult inpatients with psychiatric disorders. Psychological Reports, 108, and and the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 Symptom Checklist by the World Health Organization.

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APA Reference
Researchers, P. (2018). ADHD Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 10, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/adhd-quiz/

 

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Jul 2018
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