ADHD Self-Assessment Test

Answer these questions according to how you have felt MOST of your adult life … not how you are feeling just today.

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1.At home, work, or school, I find my mind wandering from tasks that are uninteresting or difficult. *
2.I find it difficult to read written material unless it is very interesting or very easy. *
3.Especially in groups, I find it hard to stay focused on what is being said in conversations. *
4.I have a quick temper … a short fuse. *
5.I am irritable, and get upset by minor annoyances. *
6.I say things without thinking, and later regret having said them. *
7.I make quick decisions without thinking enough about the possible bad results. *
8.My relationships with people are made difficult by my tendency to talk first and think later. *
9.My moods have highs and lows. *
10.I have trouble planning in what order to do a series of tasks or activities. *
11.I easily become upset. *
12.I seem to be thin skinned and many things upset me. *
13.I almost always am on the go. *
14.I am more comfortable when moving than when sitting still. *
15.In conversations, I start to answer questions before the questions have been fully asked. *
16.I usually work on more than one project at a time, and fail to finish many of them. *
17.There is a lot of “static” or “chatter” in my head. *
18.Even when sitting quietly, I am usually moving my hands or feet. *
19.In group activities, it is hard for me to wait my turn. *
20.My mind gets so cluttered that it is hard for it to function. *
21.My thoughts bounce around as if my mind were a pinball machine. *
22.My brain feels as if it were a television set with all the channels going at once. *
23.I am unable to stop daydreaming. *
24.I am distressed by the disorganized way my brain works. *