Symptom Tests for Adults

[Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? Symptom Test for Adults

Do I have ADHD? Take this free 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.

Do I Have ADHD? What Are Common ADD 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.

Many adults first realize that their challenges with working memory, distractibility, emotionality, or impulsivity stem from ADHD following the diagnosis of their child. ADHD is often hereditary; many children with ADHD have a parent with the condition as well. However, not all parents realize this, as the inattentive subtype of ADHD was not well understood — and often misdiagnosed — 20, 30, or 40 years ago. As the scientific community gains a greater understanding of ADHD, more adults (particularly women) are pursuing a diagnosis and treatment, which can be transformative at any age.

Take this self-test to learn more about the symptoms of ADHD in adulthood, 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.

This ADHD symptom test was adapted from the ASRS Screener developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD

How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they are speaking to you directly?

How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?

How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself?

When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentence of the people you are talking to before they can finish it themselves?

How often do you put things off until the last minute?

How often do you depend on others to keep your life in order and attend to details?

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ADHD in Adults: Next Steps

1. Take This Test: The ADHD Test for Women
2. Take This Test: Autism Symptoms in Adults
3. Take This Test: Do I Have ADD?
4. Take This Test: Executive Function Disorder in Adults
5. Download 6 Steps to a Thorough ADHD Evaluation
6. Research Your ADHD Treatment Options
7. Consult Our Post-Diagnosis Guide for Adults
8. Find ADHD Specialists Near You

Updated on January 3, 2020

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