Symptom Tests for Children

[Self-Test] Could My Child Have ADHD?

Does my child have ADHD? Only a licensed clinician can diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but if you suspect that your child has symptoms of ADHD, take this self-test and share the results with your child’s doctor when requesting a thorough evaluation.

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

Does My Child Have ADHD?

Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure whether symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are severe and persistent enough to suggest a positive diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). But if you are concerned that your child demonstrates ADHD symptoms, take this test to better measure his or her behaviors and to understand how ADHD in children is diagnosed.

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 physician and 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: Inattentive ADHD Symptoms in Children
2. Take This Test: Hyperactive and Impulsive ADHD Symptoms in Children
3. Take This Test: Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children
4. Take This Test: Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
5. Find an ADHD specialist nearby in our ADDitude Directory
6. Download The Parents’ Guide to ADHD Medications
7. Consult Our ADHD Treatment Guide for Children



Updated on October 2, 2019

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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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