ADHD Self Test

Find Out If You Have ADHD Here

Below are three popular ADHD self tests for adults. They include a quick 6-question screening assessment, and two slightly longer ones.

These ADHD self tests are valuable because Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can last into adulthood, and a significant percentage of adults with ADHD are undiagnosed and untreated.

This is partly because many believe that ADHD is a condition of childhood.

So if you believe you may have ADHD, try these free questionnaires. They only take a few moments to complete. Answer the questions honestly in order to get the most accurate results.

Remember, these ADHD self tests are quick screening tools, not full-blown diagnostic assessments. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is typically diagnosed by a mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, etc) based on the results of a detailed mental status examination and patient history intake.


ADHD Quick Screen (Based On The Adult ADHD Self Test (ASRS-v1.1)(6 Questions)

1. How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

2. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

3. How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

4. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

5. How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

6. How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?

Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

Scoring For This ADHD Self Test

For this ADHD self test, possible ADHD indications result from answering questions 1-3 with Sometimes, Often, or Very Often, and questions 4-6 with Often or Very Often. Specifically, answering 4 or more of these questions with these criteria is consistent with adult ADHD on this ADHD questionnaire.


The Jasper-Goldberg ADHD Self Test (24 Questions)

1. At home, work, or school, I find my mind wandering from tasks that are uninteresting or difficult.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

2. I find it difficult to read written material unless it is very interesting or very easy.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

3. Especially in groups, I find it hard to stay focused on what is being said in conversations.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

4. I have a quick temper... a short fuse.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

5. I am irritable, and get upset by minor annoyances.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

6. I say things without thinking, and later regret having said them.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

7. I make quick decisions without thinking enough about their possible bad results.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

8. My relationships with people are made difficult by my tendency to talk first and think later.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

9. My moods have highs and lows.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

10. I have trouble planning in what order to do a series of tasks or activities.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

11. I easily become upset.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

12. I seem to be thin skinned and many things upset me.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

13. I almost always am on the go.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

14. I am more comfortable when moving than when sitting still.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

15. In conversations, I start to answer questions before the questions have been fully asked.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

16. I usually work on more than one project at a time, and fail to finish many of them.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

17. There is a lot of "static" or "chatter" in my head.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

18. Even when sitting quietly, I am usually moving my hands or feet.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

19. In group activities it is hard for me to wait my turn.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

20. My mind gets so cluttered that it is hard for it to function.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

21. My thoughts bounce around as if my mind is a pinball machine.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

22. My brain feels as if it is a television set with all the channels going at once.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

23. I am unable to stop daydreaming.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

24. I am distressed by the disorganized way my brain works.

0) Not at all
1) Just a little
2) Somewhat
3) Moderately
4) Quite a lot
5) Very much

Scoring For This ADHD Self Test

Not at all = 0 Point
Just a little = 1 Point
Somewhat = 2 Points
Moderately = 3 Points
Quite a lot = 4 Points
Very much = 5 Points

How To Measure Your Results For This ADHD Self Test

70 or more Points: You may have Adult ADD
50-69 Points: Moderate likelihood of ADD
35-49 Points: Mild likelihood of ADD
25-34 Points: Borderline likelihood of ADD
0-24 Points: No ADD likely


Structured Adult ADHD Self Test (SAAST, Version 2011.1)

1. I find that I make careless mistakes in work, in school, or in other activities; or I have trouble paying attention to details.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

2. I tend to fidget with my hands or feet, or I squirm in my seat.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

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3. I often miss what is being said to me in conversations.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

4. I prefer to run about or climb on things, even when I know it doesn’t fit the situation.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

5. I find it difficult to organize my tasks and activities.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

6. I am often “on the go”.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

7. I tend to lose things that I need for school or work.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

8. I can’t help but give the answer before someone has finished asking me a question.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

9. I am forgetful during my daily activities.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

10. I find it difficult to keep my attention on what I am doing, whether working or playing.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

11. I find it hard to stay sitting, even when I know I am expected to.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

12. I find it hard to follow through on instructions or finish chores or duties, even though I understand what is expected of me.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

13. I find it hard to engage in play or liesure activities that are quiet.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

14. I don’t like having to make a sustained mental effort.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

15. I tend to talk excessively.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

16. I am easily distracted.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

17. I have trouble waiting my turn.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

18. I often interrupt others.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

19. Even before the age of 7, some of the questions above (1-18) would still have been “Yes, moderately to quite a lot” or “Yes, very much”.

No
Yes

20. I experience problems related to some of the above in more than one context — i.e., I experience problems more than just at home, or more than just at work.

No
Yes

21. The kinds problems of problems I experience due to these experiences get to be pretty serious in my social life, my academic work, or my job.

No, not at all - 0 point
Yes, somewhat or a little - 1 point
Yes, moderately to quite a lot - 2 points
Yes, very much - 3 points

22. I have previously been diagnosed with a mental disorder that I have been told might account for the types of experiences above, or I believe that I may be experiencing such a disorder. This might include Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, or something in the class of disorders included under the headings of Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or Personality Disorder.

No
Yes

Scoring For This ADHD Self Test

On this ADHD self test, scores over 24 together with the absence of mitigating factors (mental illness, other medical conditions, etc) are generally consistent with ADHD. If you scored over 24 on this ADHD self test, you should seek an evaluation from a psychiatrist.

The yes/no questions on this ADHD self test are used to rule out ADHD. For example, question 19 on this ADHD self test asks if these symptoms were present prior to age 7 because experiencing symptoms prior to age 7 is required for a diagnosis of ADHD.



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