[Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? Symptom Test for Adults
Do I have ADD? Take this free ADHD test to assess whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder explains your symptoms of disorganization, hypersensitivity, 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.
Do I Have ADHD? What Are Common ADD and ADHD Symptoms In Adults?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts the prefrontal cortex of the brain — the area responsible for executive functions, emotional regulation, and impulse control, among other things. Most children with ADHD become adults with ADHD because, though symptoms shift and change with age, they rarely go away all together.
What’s more, ADHD in adults looks and acts different than ADHD in children, but clinicians’ diagnostic criteria — as outlined in the DSM-5 — does not differentiate adult vs. childhood symptoms, which sacrifices the accuracy of assessments. Take this self-test to learn more about the symptoms of ADHD specific to adults, and then take what you learn to a mental health care professional for evaluation.
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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ADHD Test for Adults: Next Steps
ADD is often hereditary; many children with ADHD have a parent with the condition. However, not all parents are diagnosed because ADHD was not well understood (particularly in women) 20, 30, or 40 years ago. As scientific research grows and our understanding of symptoms such as rejection sensitive dysphoria grows, more adults are pursuing an ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Treatment, with a stimulant medication like amphetamine (i.e. Adderall) or methylphenidate (i.e. Concerta or Ritalin) — and with an ADHD diet, brain training, exercise, and therapy — can be transformative at any age.
1. Take This Test: The ADHD Test for Women
2. Take This Test: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria in Adults
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6. Download 6 Steps to a Thorough ADHD Evaluation
7. Research Your ADHD Treatment Options
8. Consult Our Post-Diagnosis Guide for Adults
9. Find ADHD Specialists Near You
Updated on January 8, 2021