Symptom Tests for Adults

[Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? ADD Symptoms Test for Adults

Do I have ADHD? Take this free adult ADD test to gauge whether the symptoms of attention deficit disorder might explain your habitual disorganization, lack of productivity, poor memory, bad time management, and struggles with money and with work. Share the results with a mental health care professional for evaluation.

This free ADHD symptom test was adapted from the ASRS Screener developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD

Do I Have ADHD? What Are Common ADD Symptoms In Adults?

Could your impulsivity and distractibility be a sign of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD)? Is ADD behind your feelings of inadequacy or poor working memory? Take this self-test to learn more about the symptoms of adult attention deficit disorder, and then take what you learn to a mental health care professional for evaluation.

[Related Self-Test: ADHD in Women and Girls]
[Related Self-Test: Inattentive ADHD Symptoms in Adults]

This questionnaire is designed to determine whether you demonstrate symptoms similar to those of adults with ADHD and is intended for adults ages 18 and older. If you answer yes to a significant number of these questions, consult a mental health practitioner. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation by a trained mental health professional.

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What To Do Next:

1. Take This Test: Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD in Adults
2. Take This Test: Emotional Hyperarousal in Adults
3. Take This Test: Executive Function Disorder in Adults
4. Download 6 Steps to a Thorough ADHD Evaluation
5. Research Your ADHD Treatment Options
6. Listen to “ADHD in Adults vs. Children” — a Free Webinar with Dr. William Dodson
7. Consult Our Post-Diagnosis Guide for Adults

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  1. I recognize myself in nearly 100 percent of these articles especially sensory processing and emotional sensitivity as well as time anxiety has been and continues to be a painful aspect of life with ADHD. Have been diagnosed with ADHD for close to 20 years and take the maximum dose of generic adderall. Would love some suggestions that could help these issues. I didn’t realize until reading this that what was wrong with me had anything to do with my lack of focus..

    1. I was diagnosed ADHD years ago but didn’t believe it so I put off seeking treatment til recently. I am not hyper, I’m hoghly organized and can stay on task well (unless it’s boring to me) so I thought “no way” to the diagnosis but understand it better now and recognize the need for treatment. Adderall did nothing for me-I currently take Vyvanse, up to 60mg now, and even that’s not quite enough. My doc offers genetic testing to see how your liver metabolizes different ADHD meds so I can get a list of what would work best for me based on my liver function. You should look into that-might be a better med option for you.

    1. I got the same score and I was diagnosed ADHD. ADHD has many faces-I think ppl tend to assume if one symptom isn’t applicable to them then they mustn’t be ADHD but that’s not true. Best to see a psychiatrist. I finally accepted my diagnosis and am taking meds and tho I’m still trying to find the “right one”, it’s definitely still a positive change.

  2. I had 94% and am a raging Adhder. I am also lefthanded and had to become ambidextrous when i Broke my left arm around my 3rd birthday. Scored brilliantly on IQ tests as did my lefthanded sister who was forced at school to write right handed. There is speculation that lefthanders and ambidextrous persons have increased corpus collossum area for transmitting all those messages to different parts of the brain. Although i only completed grade 9 and parts of grade 10 and 11 successful mensa tests and worked very successfully as an Actuarial and Benefit consultant and Entrepreneur. Once answered a complex pension negotiation cost question while driving back to our office. No Didnt pull over…. did calc in my head then tested it using another method. Answer was prohibitively expensive saving the company a 7 figure embarassment. Later actuary from another firm did the calculation and for a mere $25,000 came up with a similar answer to mine. Actuary charged 100 hours, mine was 20 minutes of highway driving.
    As other ADHDers with this phenonoma include Albert Einstein.Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Paul McArtney, Leonardo Da Vinci and MichealAngelo i wonder if any research longtitudinal studies have been done particularly about ambidexterity and right handers.

      1. You don’t have to sign up dewd, you can get your results without an email address. But if you’ve got ADHD u probs should tbh, it’s domdorting and nice to know other ppl are in the same boat

  3. I always score 100% on these and doctors who meet me for the first time think I’m bipolar rather than a.d.h.d! They drive me nuts because they try pushing the wrong meds on me! Now I’ve got my doctor who I’ve seen for about 10 years suggesttomg I try coming off my adderall for a little while to see how I do! Pfftt!

  4. I scored 90% and I just was diagnosed with ADHD a year ago at the age 35. My ego is in the floor I cannot seem to be able to finish anything or accomplish anything, it is hard for me to find balance, I feel like an idiot and adderall alleviates the symptoms.

    My therapist told me that I have a really high intellect, that I am in the vein of Leonardo Da vinci, this sounds awesome but how come I cannot accomplish anything that I set myself to do, who cares about synaptic pruning or the fact that a gram Zettabyte of information in physical DNA information is the equivalent to a 165 pounds of an actual computer architecture or how to achieve a good shape of the mayor and minor trochanter in the femur for a sculpture of the human body or how the sense of smell has more of an impact in the female than in the male due to a larger Limbic system and what would be the best cologne to use when I cannot remember to take the damn trash out or focus in printing my job’s daily reports or cook without burning the unburnable or at least have some peace of mind, I will love to be able to tell my brain to shut up for a minute. I am exhausted man and I all of this thought mean nothing if I am financially struggling or having a hard time getting my assignments on time at school (by the way this is the fifth school that I have been through).ADHD if one heck of a cross to bear.

    By the way I am 90% in the test, what is the meaning of that.

    1. Same here. My doc told me, like, “you need to be glad you’re a genius”. A genius, huh. Can I be a happy idiot instead, please… Drugs make my life easier, but I can’t make ends meet. Lately I started to consider the suicide because it’s more like euthanasia for me. And I’m just 84%. Hard to imagine how people with more effects exist in such conditions…

  5. You really have to learn not to sweat the small stuff that it only took me to my 70s to learn plus some SNRI that .Ups my seratomim and norepinephrine. Mindfulness is a wonderful tool And has helped me slow down and smell the roses as well. We cant be all things as much as we try ,,,,us people pleasers. The things we have in common with all those greats from the past and present is Low frustration tolerance… think edison einstein and steve jobs and dare i put him in there Don Trump…..yes he does share a lot of characteristics with us…. And the thing they shared was failing to complete their education in the traditional way. Wonder how far behind they were in handing in their papers.

  6. hello..whats my name again?.. Actually it doesn’t matter. I have been in denial for a long time thinking that I could possibly have AADD but maybe I do, although I have not had a professional diagnosis..ran out of time..will come back..

  7. Can’t find my score, but I can do the math myself. I’m 64. Diagnosed about 8 years ago – 2 years after being diagnosed with Bipolar type II. Great revelations – made sense of my past – but wish I had known back then. Now that I’m retired I’m getting some help and learning things. Utilizing mindfulness has been very helpful. I always felt I was smarter – or at least more perceptive – than average (ego or not, I still believe it). I dropped out of High School, then went back and did 3 years in 2. Then dropped out of college mid-junior year. Never completed, but had a good enough career anyway… in spite of innumerable failures to begin or complete… others jumping in at the last minute to save a project. Once I finally knew what was going on, things began to improve… a little too late for some aspects. Get help. Get therapy. Get coaching! Take medicine.

  8. I quess this test does not differentiate between ADHD anD ADD without hyperactivity. In my forties I was diagnosed with the later. I still got an 84% on this test though. Some of the questions do not pertain to those without the hyper factor. Maybe I am “mixed”? Confusing. Or maybe because I am so ill with chronic fatique and fibromyalgia that I am not prone to figeting, etc. main issue for me is executive functioning, disorganization. Feeling pretty defeated at the moment. I can lay in bed all day, unable to get going. Too much to do and can’t start. Again, being 63 and in chronic pain and fatigue does not help. If I take ADDERAL i can engage, but I don’t like that it makes my heart rate and blood pressure go up. I can relate with the suicidal thoughts. It’s been a long road of defeat. Hate to be negative, and iI will not hurt myself, but I am very discouraged. The old “i must be “lazy, crazy or stupid” prevails. I want to engage in life and do the things that I have passion for (as well as clean my cluttered and messy house), but my “tank” is empty. I find many doctors inept and frustratingly clueless. And it is exhausting trying to find a good one. Sorry for the rant….just having a hard time…looking for help amd hope. I think I’m probably clinically depressed,. Have tried several anti-depressants over the past 40 years, but I do not seem to respond well to medications. I’m thinking of trying TSM or neurofeedback techniques for both depression and ADD. Any tips or feedback would be appreciated. Believe it or not, I am generally an optimistic person…it’s just been a long road and it is getting to me…ADD, not diagnosed until my 40’s on top of 35 yrs of fibromyalgia. Thankfully, I do gain strength from my spiritual life…only thing that keeps me going.

    1. I feel very similar. I have never been overly hyper or fidgety but my brain goes off into left field and dances through the flowers regularly. I remember when I was little my teacher would write a note home that said I was not mentally in class today. Not that it did anybody any good. By the way, according to the and a few other science journals I’ve looked in ADHD is the new official term that also refers to ADD. ” ADHD used to be called Attention-Deficit Disorder or ADD”. I only got a 71% and ya many of the questions that I didn’t score with where the hyperactivity ones. No, I don’t interrupt people, I’m too scared to talk half the time. I overthink things to such a crazy level that I just keep it all to myself most of the time. I hate attention of any kind.

  9. Ok I have taken this damn test two times and get. O results you made me sign up to get it and make me take it again and still no results this site is BS…

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