Test Adult ADHD: Do
You Have Attention Deficit?
Does a constant fog cover your brain? Are you often distracted by
extraneous noises or activities? Are you often restless? Fidgety?
Does daydreaming often pull you away from the tasks at hand?
For those looking for a free test adult ADHD, this
ADD adult test will give indications on whether to seek further testing.
This adult ADHD testing is not a diagnostic test but a source of
information for the adult trying to determine if ADD or ADHD might
be present. Only an qualified health care provider can make an
official diagnosis based on the
symptoms ADHD often presents.
Although ADD is commonly associated as a childhood disorder, this
inability to focus can remain in adulthood. About half of the
children with ADD develop effective compensation skills that help
them “outgrow” ADD. The other half do not and trip into adulthood
with the same type of problems experienced in childhood.
This test test for adult ADHD is quick, free and easy to score.
The adult ADHD test is based solely on behavior observation since
Attention Deficit Disorder does not have clear physical signs that
can be seen in an x-ray or a lab testing.
To test adult ADHD with this online tool, keep an open mind based on
reality. Check the box only if the statement occurs often. Most every adult displays character
statements in this adult ADD quiz every so often. It is only when attentional characteristics occur on a frequent and regular basis
that they are identified as Attention Deficit Disorder.
Test Adult ADHD:
More than half (25) checked items on the
adult ADHD ADD test indicates a strong tendency toward
___ Has impulsive spending habits.
___ Has frequent distractions during sex.
___ Frequently misplace the car keys, your purse or wallet or
other day-to-day items.
___ Has a family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders
or substance abuse.
___ Has a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder.
___ Has trouble following the proper channels or chain of
___ Has an attitude of "read the directions when all else fails.”
___ Receives frequent traffic violations.
___ Skips around while reading.
___ Has an internal sense of anxiety.
___ Transposes numbers, letters or words.
___ Has trouble keeping a job or has impulsive job changes.
___ Has problems with self-esteem.
___ Is verbally or physically abusive.
___ Has difficulty maintaining an organized work and/or home
___ Is chronically late or always in a hurry.
___ Lacks tact, often spurting out the first thing that comes to
___ Has trouble following verbal directions.
___ Procrastinates, especially with multi-faceted tasks.
___ Has trouble getting started.
___ Is frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living.
___ Has poor financial management and frequent late bills.
___ Spends excessive time at work due to inefficiencies.
___ Has inconsistent work performance.
___ Has a sense of underachievement.
___ Has trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relationships.
___ Seeks high stimulation or dangerous activities.
___ Has a tendency toward exaggerated outbursts.
___ Has a tendency toward being argumentative.
___ Lacks attention to detail.
___ Has trouble listening carefully to directions.
___ Starts projects but does not finish them.
___ Is easily distracted.
___ Has a tendency to drift away.
___ Has a quick temper, is "short-fused."
___ Has rage outbursts.
___ Gets upset by minor annoyances.
___ Worries needlessly or excessively.
___ Frequently daydreams or "spaces out."
___ "Blanks out" when under pressure.
___ Has low frustration tolerance.
___ Has tendency toward obsessive behavior.
___ Has moods swings from highs to lows.
___ Has trouble planning a series of tasks or activities.
___ Has an addictive personality toward food, alcohol, drugs, work
___ Is "thin-skinned" - having quick or exaggerated responses to
real or imagined slights.
___ Is argumentative.
___ Has difficult reading written material unless it is very
interesting or very easy.
___ Says things without thinking and later regrets saying them.
___ Makes quick decisions without considering the consequences.
___ Often answers questions before the questions have been fully
Attention Deficit Disorder
adults face the same challenges as children with
Attention Deficit Disorder do. An adult with ADD may have trouble
with impulsiveness, distractibility and a short attention span.
Yet when interested in something, the adult with ADD can stay
For many people diagnosed with ADD as an adult, the diagnosis
comes as a revelation as well as an explanation. They now have an
explanation for the brain fog, the inability to process
information or retain information and other trouble areas in their
ADHD symptoms in adults
checklist to test adult ADHD is free and convenient, but
self testing alone may not be entirely reliable. Even if this self
test indicates that you are an adult with
ADHD, that your physician asses your
symptoms adult ADD and also rule out conditions that can
mimic adult Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms.
Anxiety, depression, hypothyroidism, manic-depression or obsessive
compulsive disorder can mimic Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms.
Hormonal imbalances in perimenopause and menopause can produce
foggy thinking, anxiety and exaggerated outbursts.
A thorough test adult ADHD should include a
thorough medical examination to rule out other causes and an
assessment of current and past behavior and neuropsychological
testing. A health care provider cannot properly diagnose adult ADHD
within a 15-minute office visit.
Although the adult ADD population has historically been under
diagnosed, that is changing. Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly holds
the patent for the first ADD medication FDA approved for the
treatment of adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
market in January 2003 and Eli Lilly’s aggressive national
marketing campaign followed closely after that. Many health care
professionals fear that the adult population will soon become
over-diagnosed, as is currently the case with children.
With adult ADD, physicians typically prescribe antidepressants
first, with a move to Attention Deficit Disorder
medications like Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin or Strattera if antidepressants do not
Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin are not recommended for people with
a history of drug or alcohol use or abuse since these are
controlled substances with a fairly high degree of addiction
potential in adults.
Strattera is not a stimulant medication but adults with ADD will
want to carefully consider Strattera side effects before deciding
if this course of treatment is right for them.
The ADHD adult can find help naturally
without the side effects of Strattera, Adderall, Concerta or
Vaxa Attend line of Attention Deficit Disorder nutraceutical supplements are highly effective for adults and
children alike, are safe and do not have side effects.
Additionally, Attend works to address the root causes of Attention
Deficit Disorder instead of simply treating the symptoms.