Symptom Tests for Adults

ADHD in Women Symptom Test

Symptoms of ADHD and ADD often manifest differently in men and women, many of whom grew up being called lazy or dumb while inattentive attention deficit was ignored or mislabeled as hormones or anxiety. Take this self-test to see if you exhibit the symptoms of ADD most common in women. Then share the results with your doctor to seek a diagnosis.

Do you feel that you have better ideas than other people but are unable to organize them or act on them?
Do you have trouble balancing your checkbook?
Are you clueless as to how others manage to lead consistent, regular lives?
Are you called "a slob" or "spacey?"
Have you ever been thought of as selfish because you don't write thank-you notes or send birthday cards?
Do you feel overwhelmed in stores, at the office, or at parties?
Do you feel like you're always at one end of a deregulated activity spectrum — either a couch potato or a tornado?
Do requests for "one more thing" at the end of the day put you over the top emotionally?
Do you start the day determined to get organized, and end the day feeling defeated?
Do you feel as if life is out of control, and that it's impossible to meet demands?
Is your time and energy taken up with coping, staying organized, and holding it together, with no time for fun or relaxation?
Do you watch others of equal intelligence and education pass you by?
Does time, money, paper, or "stuff" dominate your life and hamper your ability to achieve your goals?
Is it impossible for you to shut out sounds and distractions that don't bother others?
Do you shut down in the middle of the day, feeling assaulted?
Do you despair of ever fulfilling your potential and meeting your goals?
Do you feel like you are "passing for normal," but you are really an impostor?
Do you hesitate to have people over to your house because you’re ashamed of the mess?

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