[Self-Test] Inattentive ADHD Symptoms in Adults
What do inattentive ADHD symptoms look like in adults? Could your disorganization, poor focus, and faulty memory be signs of ADD? Take this symptom test to gauge whether your problems point to ADHD, and then share the results with an evaluating clinician.
Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association and reviewed by Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., a member of the ADDitude ADHD Specialist Panel.
Do I Have Inattentive ADHD?
Symptoms of inattentive attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) — particularly in women — can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years, even decades. Many adults are finally evaluated for ADHD symptoms after their children get diagnosed — and they realize that they struggled with the same symptoms all their lives. Inattentive ADHD can show up as lack of motivation, procrastination, and difficulty sustaining attention. It can cause problems with relationships, finances, and work. And it is absolutely worth diagnosing — and treating — at any age.
Only a mental-health professional can tell for sure whether symptoms are severe, frequent, and pervasive 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 you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of attention deficit disorder (ADHD) — and the inattentive sub-type in particular. If you answer ‘Very Often’ or ‘Frequently’ 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: Full ADHD Symptom Test For Adults
2. Take This Test: ADHD Symptoms in Women and Girls
3. Find an ADHD specialist nearby in our ADDitude Directory
4. Read Learn About Inattentive ADHD in Everyday Life
5. Download Your Free, In-Depth Guide to Inattentive ADHD
6. Listen to Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., Explain How ADHD Is Sometimes Different in Women and Girls
7. Consult You Free Guide To ADHD Coping Mechanisms