Adult ADHD Test

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

Countless adults who suffer from untreated ADHD avoid diagnosis or treatment due to the negative stigma associated with ADHD. Many people dismiss ADHD as little more than laziness targeted as a marketing opportunity by pharmaceutical companies.

However, many years of scientific research confirm adult ADHD does indeed exist, and that ADHD diminishes adults’ quality of life. Regardless of the stigma surrounding ADHD, knowing about your adult ADHD is preferable to struggling unawares.

With an accurate diagnosis, many treatment options and coping strategies become available. ADHD is not a “one size fits all” disorder, and many factors must be considered before a definitive diagnosis is made and appropriate treatment is found. This ADHD test for adults is a great first step if you’re trying to understand your symptoms.

ADHD Test for Adults: Next Steps

This online test is fast and simple to complete. The World Health Organization* has prepared a self-screening test you can use to determine if you might have adult ADHD.

The Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of adult ADHD. To complete the test, follow these three steps:

The test will take approximately 3-10 minutes to complete.

  1. Carefully read the questions below, then select the answer that best reflects your experiences and situation. Select your choice by clicking on the appropriate answer.
  2. Once you’ve answered all the questions, you’ll be asked to provide your name and email address.
  3. We’ll email you the results of your quiz right away. Depending on the results, we’ll recommend potential next steps for you. It is 100% your choice whether or not you feel further action is necessary.

Who Is This ADHD Test For?

This ADHD test is for adults aged 18 years or older who have not been officially diagnosed with ADHD. This assessment was created for any adult, regardless of race, gender identification, nationality, etc., who wants to better understand if they might have ADHD.

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common, often unrecognized condition. It affects 4.4% of U.S. adults, but most adults with ADHD live with the symptoms and suffer the often-devastating effects of ADHD in their lives without identifying the source of their struggles.

How Accurate Is It?

It is important to understand this ADHD test is a starting point. It’s not a diagnostic test. It’s a symptoms checklist for adult ADHD. A full assessment and potential diagnosis of ADHD is not accomplished using an online test or during a quick doctor’s appointment.

Other conditions can sometimes resemble ADHD, so it’s essential to work with a professional* who can rule out these other conditions and make the appropriate diagnosis. A thorough assessment requires a complete physical and psychiatric medical history and screening to rule out any possible physical disorders.

Are You Looking for a Paper Version of the Test?

We want to ensure everyone who needs this assessment has access to it. So we’ve created a free downloadable PDF version of the Adult ADHD Questionnaire.

*The professionals qualified to diagnose ADHD, especially ADHD in adults, are defined differently by the governing bodies of mental and/or medical health professionals on a state-by-state and country-by-country level. The list of approved professionals to perform ADHD diagnoses, therefore, varies with each jurisdiction. Diagnosing ADHD, particularly in adults, requires extensive knowledge, skills, and training, not only to identify ADHD properly, but to separate comorbid conditions and correctly distinguish and diagnose other conditions that may mimic ADHD. Check with your local health care governing body for a definitive list of care providers deemed qualified to diagnose ADHD.

ADHD Test Facts

The World Health Organization* has prepared a self-screening questionnaire you can use to determine if you might have adult ADHD. The Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of adult ADHD. 
No. Diagnosing ADHD requires extensive knowledge, skills and training and ADHD must be diagnosed by a certified professional like a medical doctor or psychiatrist.

This test is not a diagnosis, so you do need to find a professional to confirm these results. We recommend printing your results and sharing them with your healthcare provider. In the meantime, ADDA has lots of programs, groups, and information on ADHD.

This test is not a diagnosis. If you are having symptoms of Adult ADHD it is best to bring this up to your doctor. Many health conditions may mimic ADHD. Some are medical emergencies and some are more common like allergies, lack of sleep, and stress. It’s important to speak with a healthcare professional. 

ADDA gets ADHD, so ADDA gets you.

* Ustun B, Adler LA, Rudin C, et al. The World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(5):520–526. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0298