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Quick ADHD Screening Test

This ADHD test is used to help determine if you might benefit from seeking out professional help for attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) as an adult. It is based upon the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist, but adapted for online use. We also have a slightly longer ADD quiz, if you prefer (which provides a more accurate result).

This ADD quiz tests for common ADD and ADHD symptoms (that in most people may include difficulty concentrating, keeping organized, impulsivity, and for some, hyperactivity). It takes less than a minute to complete and you’ll be provided with an instant score.

Instructions:
Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale below each question. As you answer each question, choose the answer that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.

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I am a year old / /

Newly diagnosed? or

1. How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?




2. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?




3. How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?




4. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?




5. How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?




6. How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?




 

 

 


Adapted from the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist, which was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD that included the following team of psychiatrists and researchers: Lenard Adler, MD, Ronald C. Kessler, PhD and Thomas Spencer, MD. Copyright © World Health Organization. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here with permission. No advertiser or sponsor had any influence on the questions, algorithm or diagnostic outcome of the quiz.

 

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Psych Central Staff

Psych Central quizzes were developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Psych Central. (2018). Quick ADHD Screening Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 17, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/adult-adhd-quiz/

 

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Last updated: 16 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Apr 2018
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