17 Questions to Determine if You Might Have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder


Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale of 1 to 5. With 5 being Very Often and 1 being Never.

If You have answered half or more of the questions and rated them 3 or greater, you should make an appointment with a Mental Health professional for further evaluation. You may have Adult ADD. In other words 7 or more Questions.

1. How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?

2. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?

3. How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?

4. How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?

5. How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?

6. How often do you make careless mistakes when you have to work on a boring or difficult project?

7. How often do you have difficulty keeping your attention when you are doing boring or repetitive work?

8. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they are speaking to you directly?

9. How often do you misplace or have difficulty finding things at home or at work?

10. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you?

11. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?

12. How often do you feel restless or fidgety?

13. How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself?

14. How often do you find yourself talking too much when you are in social situations?

15. When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentences of the people you are talking to, before they can finish them themselves?

16. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn taking is required?

17. How often do you interrupt others when they are busy?

***Note theses questions were developed by Lenard Adler, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology New York University Medical School

*****Also note I am not a medical professional of any sort and this article is for informational purposes only. While it was developed by a medical professional, it should be used as supplemental information, that however can be useful. I am not qualified to make that determination, nor do I claim to be.

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