Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD can't be diagnosed with a physical test, like a blood test or an X-ray. During the evaluation, a professional gathers information about you or your child to determine if the criteria for ADHD are met. Regardless of the specific presentation of ADHD—inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or combined—several conditions must be met in order to arrive at an official diagnosis:. For children up to 16 years old, six or more symptoms of inattention must be present, while people 17 and older must exhibit five or more symptoms. You might be tempted to avoid getting an official diagnosis for yourself or your child.
Test Yourself for ADHD Symptoms
Structured Adult ADHD Self-Test (SAAST): Test Yourself for ADHD
Take this free adult ADD test to gauge whether the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity 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. Could your impulsivity and distractibility be a sign of adult ADHD? Is ADD behind your feelings of inadequacy or poor working memory? Could you better focus with appropriate ADHD treatment?
This new question self-test differentiates between two distinct components of ADHD diagnosis namely, inattention together with hyperactivity-impulsivity and is also sensitive to factors which typically preclude a diagnosis of ADHD. It is not a diagnostic test. Please be sure to check the Additional Information and Note on Validity below. To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you.
Use this scientific test to help determine if you need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder ADD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD. ADHD symptoms include difficulty concentrating, keeping organized, impulsivity, and for some, hyperactivity. This is only a screening test. A diagnosis can only be made by a mental health professional or psychiatrist.