Welcome to the Adult ADHD Quiz
The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD to help screen for ADHD in adults.
ADHD in adults is misunderstood and often goes untreated or unrecognized, especially in women or adults who weren’t diagnosed as children. Knowing that you may have ADHD can help you take the first steps in getting treatment designed to bolster your executive functioning skills and reach your full potential.
This Adult ADHD test is exploratory and is intended to help you assess whether your symptoms might indicate the presence of ADHD. It does not provide you with an official ADHD diagnosis as only a trained mental health professional can assess you.
However, this adult ADHD quiz is a good start and if your results suggest that you do have ADHD symptoms we strongly encourage you to reach out to a mental health professional to discuss a diagnosis and ADHD treatment options.
Treatment for ADHD
Treatment is generally a combination of medication and ADHD coaching. In fact, if you do have ADHD, it is very important to learn specific skills that boost executive functioning. This aspect of treatment can be thought of coaching designed specifically to address each aspect of executive functioning impacted by ADHD. Additionally, you may experience co-occurring struggles that often go hand in hand with ADHD such as anxiety and substance use to include overeating/emotional eating, smoking, or excessive drinking, even if it’s not problematic per se. You may find that learning skills to work with your ADHD effectively reduces your reliance on other less healthy coping strategies.
Treatment can also help you cope with and normalize the emotional side effects having ADHD has created for you in your life. You might feel misunderstood or feel bad that you have trouble with things that seem to come easy for others such as getting to work/places on time, remembering things, completing tasks on time, knowing what to prioritize, or even interrupting others in social interactions.
Remember, if you do have ADHD, there is nothing wrong with you! You have an amazing abilities, but just operate differently than most others, which can make it difficult for others to understand. You might also feel frustrated not knowing why you can’t accomplish things you set out to do, whether in school/work or social situations. That frustration can take a toll on your self-confidence.
Instructions for Taking the ADHD Quiz
When considering your responses to the questions below, think about work/school, social and family settings.
Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale.
Click on the box that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.