ADHD Self-Test for Women

Do you have signs of attention deficit disorder? Does your daughter? Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure, but completing a do-it-yourself symptom checklist will give you an idea of whether you have adult ADHD.


Q1 : Do you feel overwhelmed in stores, at the office, or at parties?

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Q2 : Is time, money, paper, or "stuff" dominating your life and hampering your ability to achieve your goals?

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Q3 : Do requests for "just one more thing" put you over the top emotionally?

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Q4 : Are you spending most of your time coping, looking for things, catching up, or covering up?

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Q5 : Have you stopped having people over to your house because you are embarrassed by how messy it is?

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Q6 : Do you have trouble balancing your checkbook?

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Q7 : Do you often feel as if life is out of control, that it's impossible to meet demands?

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Q8 : Do you feel like you're usually at one end of a deregulated activity spectrum -- either a couch potato or a tornado?

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Q9 : Are you "passing for normal?" Do you feel as if you are an impostor?

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Q10 : Do you feel that your ideas are as good as or better than other peoples but are unable to organize them or act on them?

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Q11 : Do you start each day determined to get organized?

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Q12 : Have you watched others of equal intelligence and education pass you by?

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Q13 : Have you ever been thought of as selfish because you don't write thank-you notes or send birthday cards?

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Q14 : Is all your time and energy taken up with coping, staying organized, and holding it together, with no time for fun or relaxation?

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Q15 : Are you amazed at how others seem to lead regular, organized lives (e.g. dinner on the table, bills paid)?

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Your Score
You may want to print out the questions in this self test along with your responses and take them to your physician or a mental health professional to discuss diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder.
You may want to print out the questions in this self test along with your responses and take them to your physician or a mental health professional to discuss diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder
You may want to print out the questions in this self test along with your responses and take them to your physician or a mental health professional to discuss your concern about the possibility of attention deficit disorder
You may want to print out the questions in this self test along with your responses and take them to your physician or a mental health professional to discuss your concern about the possibility of attention deficit disorder
You may want to print out the questions in this self test along with your responses and take them to your physician or a mental health professional to discuss your concern about the possibility of attention deficit disorder


NOTE: This test is not intended to diagnose or to replace the care of a health care professional. The more questions you answer in the affirmative, the more likely you are to have ADD. Be sure to share your completed checklist with a doctor.