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Executive Dysfunction Test: Symptoms in Adults with ADHD

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.

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  1. I started to develop EFD at 55 and certainly haven’t had it since Childhood. I was diagnosed by a clinical psych when reviewing my cognitive impairment – which has overwhelmed my life.
    I worked in accountancy, much detail and order in my every day working life. I was successful and popular for my expertise an forensic accounting. It just doesn’t fit.
    Where can I find information on this type of EFD

    1. Are you going through menopause? I have read that the hormonal fluctuation can cause great difficulties with focus, concentration, and executive functioning. Largely I have read about those with ADHD, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t also affect the general population to a lesser degree.

  2. This test needs some decent bounds checking.

    I ticked all the boxes but skipped the email address as I already have multiple emails from here…. so only got 80%.

    When I did it again and put my email in , it rose to 100%…. gee I’m getting worse….
    And after logging in, hit the “Show me my results” Button and it changed to 0%…. I’M CURED! Hallelujah!

  3. Wow. 100%. At 65, I have developed some work-arounds for some things. Easier now that I’m retired, but felt like an idiot loser for so much of my life until I was diagnosed about 10 years ago.

  4. Ok I’m a bit confused. I’m pretty sure I read an article a couple months ago that said Executive Function Disorder is essentially synonymous with ADHD. This says it’s not. I’m not sure which was written first. Can someone help me out with this? If it’s true that they’re not the same, I really need to be tested for this!

  5. 20%–I do not think that I am little about the EFD, because the answers sometimes half yes and half no, and I have to select the button “Not Often” or “Disagree”. For example, my true answer to the question “I can’t seem to get a handle on clutter. My personal space is messy and has piles of papers and miscellaneous items. ” is “Yes, I agree that I can’t seem to get a handle on clutter, however, I am really an organized person, so My personal space is neat and well-organized.” But all the questions show me a signal about how to be a man keeping far away form EFD, that is to follow the upper option in each questions.

  6. 87% — I guess the coping strategies I’ve learned have helped, but I can still see so much need for improvement. I’m excited that the mental health world is finally recognizing this as a separate area of challenge for some of us; hopefully future generations won’t have to struggle and be called “lazy” like my generation did.

    1. Sure, nowadays the young generation has more options and more opportunities. We are easy to get ourselves be lazy. But we could set some targets and deadlines to avoid procrastination subjectively.

  7. This is my sons 100%….and I don’t know what to do about it….I have ADHD myself, but it wasn’t devastating to my life until after giving birth to my sons….but my two sons…I used to describe it as a failure to want to thrive…still now…that’s how I describe it…and they are now 16 and 20!

    1. I scored a 93%! That’s crazy. But the questions made me think of myself and certain situations. Wow. I’d definitely mention this to their ADHD doctor. I’ve got to find a specialist.

      1. There are various kinds of tests online, we do some to recognize what we did benefit or not. I think that is the meaning of the test, to help us know ourselves in these interesting ways, and remind us to make some changes.

      2. I got a 93% as well. I have adult ADD, OCD, GAD, SAD & suffer from depression. I have never even heard of Executive Function Deficit before. I take medication but it does not seem to really help. I don’t know what to do at this point anymore. I am scared I will lose my jpb and I cannot afford therapy or counseling. HELP!!!

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