Adult ADHD : Basic List for Self-evaluation.
ADHD is difficult to diagnose. It is important that
you have a professional evaluation by a medical doctor if you think this is an issue for you or someone you love.
To self-evaluate, please answer the questions below. Rate yourself on each of the criteria shown using the following scale:
0 = never
1 = rarely
2 = sometimes
3 = often
4 = nearly always
As you answer each question,
mark how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.
_____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?
_____8. How often do you have difficulty keeping your attention when you are doing boring
or repetitive work?
_____9. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when
they are speaking to you directly?
_____10. How often do you misplace or have difficulty finding things at home
or at work?
_____11. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you?
_____12. How often
do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?
often do you feel restless or fidgety?
_____14. How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you
have time to yourself?
_____15. How often do you find yourself talking too much when you are in social situations?
_____16. When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentence of the person
who was talking?
_____17. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn taking is
_____18. How often do you interrupt others when they are busy?
_____19. When you have a
task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?
This tool is only a screening device. If you have
ANY 3's or 4's you may wish to have a medical doctor evaluate you. This likely would include reports about you from other
people in your daily life. If your total score was more than 38, it indicates that further diagnosis may be appropriate.
The Value of Screening for Adults With ADHD:
Research suggests that the symptoms of ADHD
can persist into adulthood, having a significant impact on the relationships, careers, and even the personal safety of those
who may suffer from it. Because this disorder is often misunderstood, many people who have it are never diagnosed. Therefore,
they do not receive appropriate treatment and never reach their full potential.
You are not alone !
Many adults struggle today
with ADHD issues.
Most of them can benefit
from medication and
competent behavioral therapist.
It is sometimes difficult to diagnose,
and many adults go untreated.
If you think you might have attentional
issues that are interfering with your
life, please give us a call at the Danville
"The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new
but in having new eyes."
"There are always risks and costs to
a program of action, but they are far less
than the long-range risks and costs
of comfortable inaction."
- John F. Kennedy
For information about ADHD from people who have
been diagnosed with this illness, click on "ADHD:PATIENTS SPEAK" below.
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