Symptom Tests for Children

[Self-Test] Could Your Child Have ADHD?

Do you suspect that your child might have ADHD or ADD? Take this self-test and share the results with your child’s doctor when requesting an evaluation for symptoms of attention deficit disorder.

Does My Child Have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD or ADD)?

Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association.

Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure whether symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are severe enough to suggest a positive ADHD diagnosis. But this self-test may provide some behavior clues and suggestions about next steps.

This questionnaire is designed to determine whether your child demonstrates symptoms similar to those of attention deficit disorder (ADHD). If you answer yes to a significant number of these questions, consult a licensed mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. 


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What To Do Next:

1. Take This Test: Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children
2. Take This Test: Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
3. Find an ADHD specialist nearby in our ADDitude Directory
4. Understand How ADHD is Diagnosed in Children
5. Download The Parents’ Guide to ADHD Medications
6. Listen to Dr. William Dodson Explain How ADHD Shapes Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation
7. Consult Our ADHD Treatment Guide for Children



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  1. Do you have a test geared towards toddlers?

    Questions about homework do not pertain to toddlers. Fidgeting does not seem age appropriate either. “Fidgeting” assumes that you can get the child to sit for some amount of time, but that the child moves a little bit while in the sitting process. A very young child will just plain refuse to sit and run around until they are completely exhausted and then lay down.

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