There are many tests that are available for adults to utilize. ADHD in adults and children should be diagnosed quickly in children and teens. An adult that feels that they or their children may be suffering from ADHD can use a self-assessment test to help in determining if ADHD is a possibility. There are certain things to look for if you feel that this may be a problem for you or your child. Below is a checklist of problems and scenarios that you can use to apply to yourself or your child. This is one of the first steps that you can take in discovering if ADHD is a part of your life.
Adult and Teen ADHD Assessment Questions
- Do you run into problems getting organized?
- Do you begin projects but never finish them?
- Do you procrastinate when given a project to accomplish?
- Do you act impulsively when making decisions?
- Do you impulsively spend money, get romantically involved, change plans, or even change your activities quickly?
- Are you easily bored?
- Do you struggle to reach your goals?
- Are you easily distracted when someone is talking to you?
- Do you get easily frustrated and impatient when things aren’t going the pace you prefer?
- Do you get pulled into a game or activity and find it hard to do something else or stop doing what it is that you’re doing?
- Do you find yourself doing your own thing even if it means breaking the rules?
- Do you say or do things without thinking?
- Do you need to be around people or things that involve a lot of action to stay stimulated and keep your attention?
- Do you find that you have to stay in constant movement even when sitting? This could be tapping a foot, playing with a pencil, or even swinging your legs.
- Do you feel depressed of anxious when you’re not involved with the projects or people that you are normally around?
- Are you reckless with dangerous things? Careless?
- Do you have relatives that have ADD or ADHD?
- Do you have trouble focusing on even the most simple of homework or job skills?
If you have answered, “yes” to a majority of these questions, you should look into having a full assessment done. People with ADHD and ADD don’t always have to be treated with medication, but some find that their symptoms are interfering with their lives. For more information on self-assessment tests online, visit the links below.
- For parents with teens: http://www.sadd.nl/Inattentive%20ADD%20foundation%20netherlands/ADDchecklist4parents.htm
- For adults: https://add.org/adhd-test/
- Self-help tests: http://www.additudemag.com/quizzes/index.html