ADHD Screening

Your Results: You received a score under 5.

Since your score was lower than 5 you do not seem to exhibit the symptoms normally associated with an ADHD diagnosis, but please talk to your doctor if you have concerns or if you would like more information.

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Question 1 of 10

Choose the answer that best describes you. I...

  • ARarely make careless mistakes.
  • BMake mistakes only when I'm tired or stressed.
  • CFrequently make mistakes, even when I'm in a good mood or well rested.
  • DDon't even know mistakes were made and am surprised by how many I find later.

Question 2 of 10

Choose the answer that best describes you. I...

  • ACan keep attention for 1-2 hours on any subject, even if considered boring.
  • BCan keep attention for 1-2 hours on enjoyable subjects (e.g., TV shows), but less if the topic bores me.
  • CHave difficulty maintaining attention on any "boring" topic, but even typically enjoyable topics bore me sooner than other people (e.g., I can't watch a whole movie at once).
  • DHave difficulty concentrating for an extended period of time on anything.

Question 3 of 10

Please complete the following sentence. When people talk to me...

  • AI am already attentive to them as soon as I see them coming to talk to me.
  • BI quickly attend to what they are saying.
  • CI don't hear them at first and they have to repeat my name to get my attention.
  • DI am frequently so distracted that it requires several attempts to get my attention.

Question 4 of 10

Choose the answer that best describes you. I...

  • AComplete most tasks I begin.
  • BUsually start a second task before I finish the first, but still finish both.
  • CUsually start additional tasks and only complete one or some of them, but others remain unfinished for long periods of time.
  • DRarely complete any tasks I start and numerous tasks remain unfinished.

Question 5 of 10

Do you like to concentrate?

  • AYes, I can concentrate on several things at once.
  • BYes, but I am only effective if I concentrate on one topic at a time.
  • CYes, but only for short bursts.
  • DNo, I find it difficult and taxing.

Question 6 of 10

Are you forgetful?

  • ANo, I am rarely forgetful except for the occasional "where did I put my keys?" It does not disrupt my life.
  • BYes, I am forgetful, but only on small matters, which are a mild inconvenience.
  • CYes, I am frequently forgetful and it often leads to some moderate to significant problems.
  • DYes, I am frequently and reliably forgetful and rarely can remember more than one thing at a time. This causes frequent or significant problems (e.g., I am always late, always overdue).

Question 7 of 10

Do you fidget?

  • AI can sit still through a whole movie or class without a problem.
  • BI fidget a little, but my behavior is not distracting to others.
  • CI fidget a lot. People notice it and I have to get up and move elsewhere.
  • DI always seem to have ants in my pants.

Question 8 of 10

Do you feel like you are always on the move and have excess energy?

  • AI have a good energy level, but I am able to regulate how it's used.
  • BAs long as I can blow off some of it regularly (e.g., if I get up from my chair for a few seconds), I can go back to work.
  • COnce the energy builds up, I cannot return to my work for some time.
  • DIf I have to sit still to do something, I know I'm in trouble.

Question 9 of 10

Are you impulsive?

  • ANo
  • BSometimes I have to let myself be that way, but usually I like to maintain control.
  • CI frequently act without thinking, especially if I am tired or stressed.
  • DI frequently act without thinking, even when I have the time and liberty to think things through.

Question 10 of 10

If you answered yes to the above question, does your impulsiveness interfere with others?

  • AI did not answer yes to the previous question.
  • BI interrupt others in conversaton.
  • CI cut ahead of people in line or in traffic and they curse me out.
  • DI find myself regularly in conflict with others because they thought I was acting impulsive or went out of turn.