Take The Quiz
This Adult ADHD test is exploratory and is intended to help you assess whether your symptoms might indicate the presence of ADHD. While this is not a diagnosis, this online screening test is a good start.
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, further testing or evaluation and ADHD treatment options.
Note: this quiz does not screen for adhd in children.
Instructions for Taking the Adult ADHD Quiz
When considering your responses to the questions below, think about work/school, social and family settings.
Click on the box that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.
Review Your Quiz Score
Generally, adults with ADHD commonly feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. Relaxing is difficult.
Symptoms could be either hyperactive, impulsive or inattentive, or all of these. ADHD in women often shows more inattentive symptoms such as indecision, difficulty focusing, paying attention to details, staying organized, listening, and remembering things.
Executive functioning skills are impacted by ADHD which includes: emotion regulation, working memory and recall, alertness, prioritization. Impaired sense of time and low frustration tolerance are other common symptoms.
Knowing that you may have ADHD can help you take the first steps in getting treatment designed to bolster your executive functioning skills, cope with stress, and reach your full potential.
What to Do With Your Adult ADHD Quiz Results
If your quiz results indicate ADHD symptoms, you will want to consider the following:
- Meet with a therapist to rule out similar symptoms such as anxiety (anxiety also causes inattention, inability to focus, etc)
- Formal ADHD evaluation
- Psychiatric evaluation for ADHD medication
- Therapy/coaching for ADHD
Follow Up To The adult adhd test online
Treatment of ADHD – Therapy/Coaching
Treatment is generally a combination of medication (we can provide you a referral to a psychiatrist) and ADHD coaching/therapy. If your online test does suggest ADHD, it is very important to learn specific skills that boost executive functioning. This is what we focus on in our practice.
Additionally, you may experience co-occurring struggles that often go hand in hand with ADHD such as anxiety and substance use (due to impulsivity and need for stimulation) 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.
Before your appointment…
If you have an appointment with a mental health professional, you can show them your responses to the questions below to explore a diagnosis of ADHD and discuss treatment options.
In preparation for your appointment, consider how the questions that apply to you have affected the ability to work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people such as your friends, spouse/significant other, and co-workers.
Medical Disclaimer: This ADHD quiz is intended for adults only and is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of adult ADHD or serve as a substitute for an evaluation by a mental health professional.
The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist, ASRS Screener, was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD to help screen for ADHD in adults.