[Self-Test] Do I Have ADD?
Symptoms of ADD in adults can show up as lack of motivation, procrastination, and difficulty sustaining attention. Inattentive ADHD can cause problems with relationships, finances, and work. And it is absolutely worth diagnosing — and treating — at any age. Start with this free online ADD symptom test.
Do I Have ADD (aka Inattentive ADHD)?
Symptoms of inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD) — particularly in women — can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years, even decades. Many adults are finally evaluated for ADD symptoms after their children get diagnosed — and they realize that they struggled with the same symptoms all their lives. ADD can show up as lack of motivation, procrastination, and difficulty sustaining attention. It can cause problems with relationships, finances, and work. And it is absolutely worth diagnosing — and treating — at any age.
Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure whether symptoms are severe, frequent, and pervasive enough to suggest a positive ADD diagnosis. But this self-test may provide some behavior clues and suggestions about next steps.
This questionnaire is designed to determine whether you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of attention deficit disorder (ADD) — and the inattentive sub-type in particular. If you answer ‘Very Often’ or ‘Frequently’ to a significant number of these questions, consult a licensed mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This screener is based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association.
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ADD in Adults: Next Steps
1. Take this Test: Full ADHD Symptom Test for Adults
2. Take This Test: ADHD Symptoms in Women and Girls
3. Take This Test: Do You Have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
4. Take This Test: Do You Have Adult Autism?
5. Take This Test: Do You Have Emotional Hyperarousal?
6. Read: Learn About Inattentive ADHD in Everyday Life
Updated on February 2, 2021