How to Evaluate The Adult ADD Questionnaire


I apologize when I posted the Questionnaire originally I should have been more thorough, and explained it more clearly. Therefore I am posting this essentially as a re-write, for the purposes of clarifying the questionnaire, and in the interest of being of help possibly to someone.

The key to understanding this questionnaire is to understand that the Questions are separated into two parts. Part A, questions one through six and Part B, the balance of the questions.

The Scale:

Answer all questions on a scale from 1=5 based on the following:

1=Never, 2=Not Often 3=Sometimes, 4-Often, 5= Very Often

The first six questions are Part A, and therefore carry the most weight. In questions 1-3, if you answered 3=Sometimes or greater that’s a positive response, if you answered questions 4-6, (4=Often or greater), that’s is a positive response.

If you answered 4 or more questions in Part A, (the first six questions) with a positive response than you might have Adult Attention deficit disorder. It is worth visiting a Mental Health Professional for further evaluation.

Part B is the balance of the questions and need to answered and are important. In this Part answers of 4=Often or greater to be considered a positive response. These questions do not carry as much weight but are useful in further evaluation.

I have included the questionnaire again for simplification purposes.

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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