Adult ADHD Questionnaire: Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1)

Are You Wondering if You Have ADHD? This Test May Help*

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 your patients who may suffer from it. Because this disorder is often misunderstood, many people who have it do not receive appropriate treatment and, as a result, may never reach their full potential. Part of the problem is that it can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in adults.

The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD that included the following team of psychiatrists and researchers:

Lenard Adler, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
New York University Medical School

Ronald C. Kessler, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

Thomas Spencer, MD
Associate Professor of PsychiatryHarvard Medical School

As a healthcare professional, you can use the ASRS v1.1 as a tool to help screen for ADHD in adult patients. Insights gained through this screening may suggest the need for a more in-depth clinician interview. The questions in the ASRS v1.1 are consistent with DSM-IV criteria and address the manifestations of ADHD symptoms in adults. The content of the questionnaire also reflects the importance that DSM-IV places on symptoms, impairments, and history for a correct diagnosis.

The checklist takes about 5 minutes to complete and can provide information that is critical to supplement the diagnostic process.