Symptom Tests

Executive Function Disorder Symptom Test

Executive function deficit is not synonymous with ADHD, but its symptoms overlap in significant ways. Take this self-test and share its results with a specialist to determine if you’re experiencing executive dysfunction.

Do you waste time trying to decide what to do first?

1 out of 16

Do you say “I will do it later” and then forget all about it?

2 out of 16

Do you become frustrated when things don’t go as planned and can you quickly become angry?

3 out of 16

Do you start tasks with enthusiasm but lose interest quickly?

4 out of 16

At least once a day do you lose or misplace items—for example, keys, wallet, purse, or a cell phone?

5 out of 16

Do you let go of anger as quickly as it came?

6 out of 16

Do you forget things, even when they are important to you?

7 out of 16

Do you have trouble following conversations because you are distracted or because you are trying to remember what you wanted to say?

8 out of 16

Are you easily distracted by things you see or hear?

9 out of 16

Do you have trouble completing multiple-step tasks and moving from one task to another?

10 out of 16

Do you have difficulty figuring out what is most important or what you should start with given a list of things to do?

11 out of 16

Do you have trouble getting started or initiating tasks?

12 out of 16

Do you forget appointments and do you typically run late?

13 out of 16

Do you find it hard to do things that aren't necessary or highly stimulating?

14 out of 16

Do you struggle to get a handle on clutter? Does your personal space get messy with piles of papers and miscellaneous items?

15 out of 16

Do you become absorbed in things or tasks that interest you—sometimes to the point of forgetting about people around you or other obligations?

16 out of 16

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