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Could It
Be ADHD?

Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.

Quiz: Could It Be ADHD?

Quiz: Could It Be ADHD?

1.

Please indicate who you are answering these questions for (please select only one):


2.

For each symptom listed below that is experienced or noticed regularly, select the setting(s) in which it occurs (e.g., you may have trouble focusing during conversations at work and in a social setting but not at home, so for that question you would select the boxes in the “Work” and “Social” columns).

If a particular symptom never or rarely occurs, just check “NO”.

SYMPTOMS OF INATTENTION

Do you/does your child:

Often overlook details or make careless mistakes on work? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Have trouble maintaining focus during tasks or conversations? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often seem not to listen when spoken to directly? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Start tasks, but quickly lose focus and often fail to finish? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often miss due dates or deadlines? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often seem disorganized or messy? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Avoid or dislike tasks requiring sustained mental effort, such as homework or paperwork? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often lose things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., wallet, keys, eyeglasses, phone, schoolbooks/supplies)? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Get easily distracted by external stimuli, or find that mind wanders frequently? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often forget to do chores, run errands, return calls, pay bills? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

SYMPTOMS OF HYPERACTIVITY / IMPULSIVITY

Do you/does your child:

Often tap hands or feet, or squirm in your or your child’s seat? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Have trouble staying seated, even when it is expected? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often feel restless? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Have trouble engaging in leisure activities quietly? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often seem to be “on the go,” acting as if driven by a motor, or feel uncomfortable if being still for an extended time? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Talk excessively? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Interrupt others, or have trouble waiting for your/their turn in a conversation? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Have trouble waiting your/their turn in line? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?

Often interrupt or intrude on others (conversations) or take over what someone else is doing? (Select all that apply)

If YES, then where?


3.

I have noticed or experienced the above symptoms for (please select only one):


Adapted from the DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD.

This is a preliminary questionnaire. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort or a recommendation for treatment. Make an appointment with your doctor or a qualified mental health professional to discuss your questions. Only they can make an accurate ADHD diagnosis.

Rating Scale for ADHD Symptoms in Children

The SNAP-IV 26 – Teacher and Parent Rating Scale consists of 26 questions  to be answered by a caregiver or teacher. It is designed to screen for symptoms of ADHD in children and can also help with monitoring progress of their symptoms over time.

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Rating Scale for ADHD Symptoms in Adults

The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Symptom Checklist consists of 18 questions  and is used for initial symptom assessment to help identify adults who may have ADHD.

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