Symptom Tests for Adults

[Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? ADD Symptoms in Adults

Do I have ADHD? Take this free adult ADD test to gauge whether the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might explain your habitual disorganization, lack of productivity, poor memory, bad time management, and struggles with money and with work. Share the results with a mental health care professional for evaluation.

Click here for the ADHD Symptom Test for Children

Medically reviewed and adapted from the ASRS Screener developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD

Do I Have ADHD? What Are Common ADD Symptoms In Adults?

Could your impulsivity and distractibility be a sign of adult ADHD? Is ADD behind your feelings of inadequacy or poor working memory? Could you better focus with appropriate ADHD treatment? Take this self-test to learn more about the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) in adults, and then take what you learn to a mental health care professional for evaluation.

[Related Self-Test: ADHD in Women and Girls]
[Related Self-Test: Inattentive ADHD Symptoms in Adults]

This questionnaire is designed to determine whether you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of adults with ADHD and is intended for adults ages 18 and older. If you answer yes to a significant number of these questions, consult a mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation by a trained mental health professional.

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What To Do Next:

1. Take This Test: Checklist of ADHD Symptoms in Adults
2. Take This Test: The ADHD Test for Women
3. Take This Test: Executive Function Disorder in Adults
4. Understand How to Follow Your ADHD Test with an Accurate Diagnosis
5. Download 6 Steps to a Thorough ADHD Evaluation
6. Research Your ADHD Treatment Options
7. Listen to “ADHD in Adults vs. Children” — a Free Webinar with Dr. William Dodson
8. Consult Our Post-Diagnosis Guide for Adults

Updated on June 12, 2019

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  1. If ur taking this test I think u almost positively think u have ADD or ADHD. I wouldn’t take a schizophrenic test if I wasn’t almost 100 percent sure lol.

    Never thought I did until I realized yelling off an urge to need to was not normal. But whats normal? I have ADD FOR SURE, slight ADHD, social/ general anxiety, depression, insomnia, and I LOVE STIMMING!!! LOL plus i have addicting personality issues. Anger problems, might be bipolar, might slightly be a sociopath. Lol

    1. I wouldn’t be worried about the cannabis because it can help both if he does really have ADHD or if he has Aspergers because it calms your mind if you have ADHD and calms the anxiety often associated with Aspergers but if you really want to get him to take a test ask him the questions or related questions if it’s too obvious randomly throughout the day and write his answers and complete the test. It’s kind of manipulative but if you are seriously worried than this may be a good option, anyways best of luck!

  2. Unfortunately, we as a society are not given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to topics such as ADHD. I somewhat agree and understand the reasoning behind it. However, who really suffers at the end…the patient who needs the medication but is given the ring around when wants to be prescribed ADHD medicine. After doing research on this topic with the help of my girlfriend, I have mustered up enough courage to finally set an appointment with a doctor in San Francisco. I have taken multiple exams online and in each exam I was honest in each answer; it does indicate that I have ADHD. I am truly hoping that the doctor I have made an appointment with see’s it the same way, does not send me on different tests and multiple appointments (all of which requires multiple copays, time off work, and other aspects of my life) just to end up being prescribed something I do not need.

    I am 35 years old, not a junkie, AND JUST WANT A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. (also been in the community college system for over 15 years without getting a degree, been told I have no discipline by my ex wife, and have extreme difficulty finish various tasks in all aspects of my life)

  3. I took the test twice. First result was 87%. The second result was 90%. I returned to school this fall with an online program. I’m in my second course and am finding it very difficult to do research for my essay. I am also a becoming more aware that when I read. I get to a point don’t know what I just read because I drifted off thinking about something else. So I end up rereading what I just read. I want to get help but I don’t want to take drugs. Help!

    1. Jerod, I’m right there, just went back to school myself. It’s near impossible to answer the simplest questions if anyone is at home. I have a planner that dictates what I do every half hour. I plan out my weeks worth of studies, give myself lots of breaks and make sure to go out for a walk or get some sort of exercise. I often play light classical music in the background because dead silence means my head is anything but. I grew up in a place and time where girls ‘didn’t get learning disabilities’ so I ended up learning a bunch of positive coping mechanisms along the way. This is what works for me, you just have to find what works for you. Make sure to have someone to talk to. You can totally do this. You’ve got it!

    2. I also struggle with having to reread things multiple times because I randomly will start thinking of something else. It is so frustrating.

      One thing that helps me is using essential oils like peppermint and Vetiver. They are both great for focus.

      Getting enough sleep is crutial for me.

      Also, practicing yoga, mindfulness and meditation will carry over into your life.

      I am currently also on medication but for a different & possibly incorrect diagnosis. Medicine is trial & error a lot of time and side effects can be intense. I don’t blame you for not wanting to go down that road.

  4. I have struggled all my life. It wasn’t until my first time in college taking an intro to study of disease class that it hit me. When every symptom fit like a glove. I’m now reading “Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained world” and I could cry because so many of the stories are my stories. I also have 2 of my 3 children who I think fit this as well but it’s hard for me to see anything ‘wrong’ because their normal is my normal. I’ve been scared to be tested for years, I’m not sure what good it would do me now. Depending on my stress level I have enough coping tools to lead a fairly productive life. But when things crash they crash hard. I don’t know what I should do. I just want to be a good mother and provider. (My spouse doesn’t believe in ADHD, so that adds to the drama.)

    1. Only in the last few months have I started to recognize I very well may suffer from ADHD. I am just beginning this journey and reading stories like yours is so comforting. For so long i hated myself because i was stupid, or lazy or one of the other words i used to shame myself. I hope I can find a way to finish my degree after 16 years of trying. Thank you for your point of view.

  5. I used to be “normal”. That is until I suffered a concussion/TBI that resulted from falling down a flight of stairs and knocking me out for an unknown amount of time (greater than 2min, less than 10). I have noticed a great difference in my mindset, ability to “stay on target”, have sudden “rushes” of energy when supposed to be working on usually monotonous activities and tent to try to make regular and “normal” activities that are plenty exciting for others even MORE exciting so that I can enjoy them. I have to give my wife my paycheck now because otherwise I’ll piss it away, I can’t sit motionless more than 5min, and can’t sit and focus on necessary but mundane topics like bills and making a shopping list and must constantly leave & return to them (IF I can remember to return). This all began after my head injury. Can ADD begin after a head injury (TBI, concussion, etc.)? I scored 90% on this test to no surprise, but worry that it may be something more serious if ADD can/does not appear after an injury in adults with no previous symptoms. Please respond if you have any similar stories/symptoms or can answer with confidence and assurance. My only Doc is at VA and I am trying to narrow down all possibilities before going there. As expected, 9/10 docs in my VA are quacks and I must do most of the work for them if I want it done correctly. Any advice or attached sources/links to further my learning would be GREATLY appreciated, THANK YOU!!

  6. Hi all, this question is aim at someone who already has been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD.
    i am 22 old male, student of the university, employed in 2 jobs both part time, doing weightlifting and taking box classes… as a child i went to psychologist due to my attention problems and hyperactivity and bad grades…, (i was 11), i had and have problems keeping up even when i tried to do my best all the time, but as my father was not OK with me going to psychologist ( he said that i am just badly raised up, i think he was raising me good…) i quit and never been there again. i had and still have bit problems and have low social skills, problem completing tasks, doing hundred thinks at once, i can t even sit while eating, always shaking my leg while siting. even my ex-girlfriend said that i am always like nervous and not listening to her and can t relax for a moment always moving etc. in high school i often went to walk to the hall without any reason also was told that i never paid attention during classes teachers also said that many times (friends noticed that).few month ago i found psychologist report that were made when i was a child. in summary it says that i am “endangered in development” due to health problems (i had meningitis) also it says that i have behavioral problems and low attention, next report (official statement from my teacher) says that it is hard to keep my attention i behave wrong during breaks, also Very “ACTIVE” sometimes childish, and i most of the time forget my homeworks… grades getting worse and lot more of other bla.. bla.. stuff. i think of myself that i am very diligent i never hated school also, when i am trying to concentrate i am just not able to do that even when i am trying to motive myself as much as i can, constantly thinking about everything, getting distracted by everything…
    my question is: is it probable that i have adhd ? what is your opinion ? t

  7. I’m 15, I havnt been diagnosed with ADHD but for a couple months I’ve had a feeling that I do have it and need to visit a doctor about it. I continuously avoid any homework task that I am given I miss all deadlines and tell myself that I will complete it but I just never do and when I start it I just loose interest instantly or don’t have the “energy” to do it when I’m not tired at all or I just find it all “boring”. I’m constantly restless in all my lessons and feel like walking out to mess about or to just be able to do something instead of sitting down not being able to concentrate on a thing the teacher says. The teacher can be talking to me and not a word will be listened to I don’t do this intentionally my mind is just always wondering off. I find myself not letting people get a word in when I’m speaking aswell I will speak excessive amounts in a conversation without even taking a breath without realising at the time. Even at home I will be told to do something and a minute later I will completely go off track and not remember what I was supposed to be doing at all. When out with my friends I have found myself complaining that I’m bored or that I want to go to a different place after 5 minutes and just wanting to go off on my own when they aren’t willing to do something that is more “fun” to me haha. Any1 got any opinions I’m not sure if I’m just believing I had ADHD or that I may actually have it but I have done numerous different online test that tell me I do ?

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