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ADHD in Women: A Symptom Checklist

ADHD in women often goes undiagnosed. Too many women grew up being called lazy, selfish, spacey, or dumb because their symptoms were ignored or disregarded. If you endured a childhood of insults and low self-esteem, take this self-test to see if you exhibit common symptoms of ADD. Then share the results with your doctor before seeking a diagnosis.

5 Comments: ADHD in Women: A Symptom Checklist

  1. I’m a big fan of this article and other’s like it; however, I’m curious about where the information was sourced? I’ve noticed that some articles have footnotes with references to academic journal articles but others, such as this one, do not. Where can readers go to access this information? Thank you!

  2. Has anyone else in the comments essentially got a tiktok diagnosis? I started to suspect at the end of last year as I had so much in common with people that have confirmed ADHD and then I am now 90 percent sure because my 6 year old boy has been referred for testing. I am in a particularly bad place at the moment and I am held together with tape – and not even the good kind of tape! I answered yes to all of these questions and have been on a deep dive for a week trying to find a set of symptoms that fit me perfectly and this is it.

  3. I answered yes to every question. I don’t remember how the subject of ADHD even came up for me to start researching it but after reading what the symptoms are and how people’s lives were affected I started crying because it’s me, I’m people’s!!! I have never been a self diagnoser lol as a matter of fact I don’t think much about being sick or about if I’m mentally stable or not. I know I’m sick so why would I want to research it? Mentally stable? Everybody already knows that the word challenged isn’t spelled s.t.a.b.l.e.
    Ok, enough with the humor. I really did cry and when I say cry I mean bawled like a baby, heaving sobs. Because there I was, in black n white and most of the examples given were the exact things that I do. The list that starts as a daily To Do list turns into one for the whole month?? ✋✋✋ reading about what we do and why we do it and that it’s treatable with medicine and/or lifestyle changes gave me an incredible amount of hope. Now I know I’m not really crazy. Weird yes. Crazy, no. I have struggled my entire life wondering why I just can’t seem to stop messing up! Why I can’t remember things! Why I thought I had hearing loss when it was really the loud annoying noises! My husband and I have fought over whether the tv stays on or gets turned off in the bedroom for years! I am excited to explore this, I’ve already called n made an appointment to get the ball rolling. It can’t be anything else. But if for some reason I’m wrong,,,, I will come back and tell y’all I was. But I’m not.
    One of the most memorable moments in my life was the day I came across this website. Thank you!!
    Ann B.
    53 yrs old

    1. Hi Annybaby, I recently came across this website as well- and I feel like I found “my people”. I am 46 years old- and just facing the music. For as long as I can remember, I thought I did have ADHD, but, I was never ‘hyper’ so, just sort of shrugged it off. Was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. Never a good student, and even today, can’t seem to read more than a sentence of anything that I’m not highly interested in. There a million other things that I read on here too- and I just keep saying- OMG, YES, that’s me, I can relate. It’s comforting to know that maybe I can really start to work on some of these issues and get help for myself!

  4. Thank you so much for this list. I started suspecting something when coffee made me tired. I’m diagnosed bipolar, but I wonder if I’m misdiagnosed? I meet ALL the criteria on this checklist.

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