Do I Have ADD? – ADHD Test – Quiz reveals ADD symptoms
Ever wonder, “Do I Have ADHD? Or ADD?”
We’ve designed an online ADHD test to help you with this question. Ready to start this quick and easy ADHD quiz now?
ADHD Quiz Information
Need more information before you start? This ADHD quiz is based on the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual, version 5) ADHD criteria and the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 Symptom Checklist created by the World Health Organization. Rather watch a video instead? Here’s our video about adult ADHD Symptoms.
What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) include the following symptoms:
- Follow through
- and Organizing
There is more information below, or you can begin this ADHD quiz now:
What to Expect From an Online ADHD Test
Our ADHD quiz will give you a sense of whether or not you may have ADHD or ADD, but it will NOT replace a full assessment by a doctor. We recommend that you print your results and take them to your doctor for a diagnosis.
When you take the quiz, you will find 18 quick questions, with the option to choose a YES or NO response for each question. The following are the statements or questions contained in the quiz. Not all of the situations listed may resonate with you, but when you take the quiz, you would pick yes if any of them do.
The first 9 questions will explore Inattention and Focus:
1: I HAVE POOR ATTENTION TO DETAIL
I often make small mistakes. I skim read. I rush things. I mess up dates, get details wrong, or make simple errors because I’m not paying attention.
2: I AM EASILY DISTRACTED
I struggle to finish long complex tasks. Even leisure activities. I may do something else. Or I end up doing several things at once.
3: I AM A POOR LISTENER
I often tune out during long conversations. I may appear to be listening but my mind wanders and I miss what’s being said. Sometimes, I even lose track of what I’m saying, or go off on tangents.
4: I DON’T FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WELL
I prefer to jump right in, rather than read the instructions, guides, or recipes. I struggle to stick to routines, schedules, or plans.I know what to do, I just don’t seem to do it.
5: I FEEL DISORGANIZED
I have trouble organizing my work or home life. My To-Do lists feel overwhelming. I often procrastinate, unsure where to start, or what I need.
6: I AVOID TASKS THAT NEED SUSTAINED MENTAL EFFORT
I struggle with jobs that demand focus for a long time. I dislike routine, repetitive tasks. I hate paperwork. But when I’m interested, I’m super focused.
7: I OFTEN LOSE THINGS
I often misplace my phone, keys, or TV remote. “I just had it a minute ago!!” I lose important paperwork. My home or work space is cluttered, piles everywhere so I can find things, otherwise, I’ll forget them.
8: I AM EASILY DISTRACTED
I’m easily distracted by conversations, noises, or activity around me. I’m often lost in thought, one idea after another, imagining ideas or situations. I’m smart, but a bit absent-minded. I’m a ‘day-dreamer.’
9: I AM FORGETFUL
I often lose track of what I was supposed to be doing. I’m bad with dates, names, or appointments, or forget to bring something I need. I’ve bought things then realized I already own one.
If inattention does not appear to be an issue for you, the quiz will end at this point, and you will see your results. If inattention is an issue for you, the next section includes 6 questions or statements that address Hyperactivity and 3 questions that look at Impulsivity.
10: PHYSICALLY RESTLESS. FIDGETY
I fidget, tap my foot, doodle, or shift in my seat to help focus. I often feel restless during long meetings, classes, or church. It’s like I have a dynamo inside me.
11: I FEEL THE NEED TO GET UP AND MOVE
I pace when I’m on the phone. I wish I could pace during meetings. I tend to walk quickly. Sitting still and listening quietly is a challenge. Doing nothing is agitating.
My mind is always going. Falling asleep is difficult. I’m curious, always on to the next idea or interest. Seeking novelty. I’ve had a lot of different jobs and/or moved around more than most people.
13: DIFFICULTY ENJOYING LEISURE ACTIVITIES QUIETLY
I find it hard to unwind and relax. Small talk is boring. I love trying new things, then get bored, and change them up to make them fun. I often rush things, even if it isn’t urgent. Been there, done that, Next!
14: ALWAYS ON THE GO. DRIVEN
It often seem like I’m always on the go, driven by a motor. Until I crash. I get into one hobby after another. When something interests me I am totally immersed, enthused, wanting to know everything… for a while. I’m more of a sprinter than a marathoner.
I always have lots to say. I tell great stories, but rarely learn anything about anyone else. If someone else tries to speak I may get louder because I feel pressured to get it out.
16: BLURTING OUT
I am full of ideas – my mind races and I have to get it out. I may seem rude dominating, always adding my two cents, but I love to contribute my ideas. And I have lots of them. I often say yes to new things, then end up overwhelmed with commitments.
17: WAITING MY TURN IS FRUSTRATING
I hate long line-ups in stores, drive-through windows, or the ATM. Slow traffic is frustrating. I hate waiting for other people. Small talk is boring. I get impatient. Just give me the highlights.
18: INTERRUPTING AND INTRUDING ON OTHERS
I tend to interrupt people, or feel the need to add my two cents. I’ll answer questions before the person is finished. I can be talkative and tend to dominate conversations, because I’m enthused and interested.
Learn more about ADHD:
Want to learn more about ADHD? See our resources below from our ADD experts on this site.
- What is ADHD? Visit our About ADHD Page
- What Are The 5 Superpowers of ADHD? – Blog by Rick Green
- What are the symptoms of ADHD? – Watch our Video
- What are the treatments for ADHD? – Blog By Rick Green
- What drugs are used to treat ADHD? – Watch This Video
- See 5 More ADHD tests on the Internet
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