This quick ADHD screening quiz is used to help determine if you might benefit from seeking out professional help for attention deficit disorder as an adult. We also have a slightly longer ADD quiz, if you prefer. This ADHD quiz 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.


I am a year old / /

1. In meetings or other situations in where you are expected to remain seated, how often do you leave your seat?

2. When you have a task that requires a lot of concentration or effort, how often do you avoid the task, or delay getting it started?

3. How often do you feel overly active, “on the go,” and compelled to do things (almost like you were “driven by a motor”)?

4. How often do you fail to follow through or complete a task or project (e.g., you can start a task, but then you become easily sidetracked)?

5. When you have to sit for a long period of time, how often do you find yourself fidgeting, tapping your hands or feet, or squirming in your seat?

6. How often do you find yourself forgetful in daily activities — like remembering to return calls, pay bills, keep appointments or obligations?

7. How often do you feel very restless?

8. How often do you have difficulty in organizing tasks or projects that you’re responsible for (e.g., failing to meet a deadline or poor time management skills)?

9. Do these symptoms cause significant distress and impairment in two (2) or more settings (like at work and at home)?




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. This version based upon combining two alternatives listed in the appendix. 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.