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Screening Tool: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (in Adults and Adolescents)

This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether you might have ADHD. However, no test is 100% accurate. No matter what your score is, you should seek help from a health professional if you have any concerns about yourself or your loved ones.

  

The questionnaire used here is the Adult ADHD Self-Report (ASRS-5) scale. It is mainly used in adults, however some research suggests it may be valid for screening adolescents as well. 

 

1. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people are saying to you even when they are speaking to you directly?
2. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?
3. How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself?
4. When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentences of the people you are talking to before they can finish them themselves?
5. How often do you put things off until the last minute?
6. How often do you depend on others to keep your life in order and attend to details?

References

  • Ustun, B., Adler, L.A., Rudin, C., Faraone, S.V., Spencer, T.J., Berglund, P., Gruber, M.J., Kessler, R.C. (2017). The World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(5), 520-526
  • Antonella Somma, Lenard A. Adler, Giulia Gialdi, Martina Arteconi, Elisabetta Cotilli, and Andrea Fossati.The Validity of the World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition in Adolescence.Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.Nov 2021.631-638.http://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2020.0158
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