Answer yes or no to each question.
The questions below are not designed to be used as a diagnostic tool. They should prompt you to consider whether you might be experiencing the key symptoms of ADHD – inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. If you relate to these questions, it is recommended you speak to your doctor about your experiences and the diagnostic criteria for ADHD.
Please note, a diagnosis of ADHD can only be made if:
Symptoms began before the age of 12 and have persisted into adulthood
Symptoms are not better explained by another condition
Symptoms are interfering with, or reducing, quality of life
- Do you often make mistakes or find you lack attention to detail?
- Do you usually find it difficult to give your attention to one task for a prolonged period of time?
- Do you find it hard to complete tasks and follow instructions?
- Do you often lose things regularly and find organisation difficult?
- Do you tend to avoid tasks you find uninteresting or boring?
- Are you forgetful?
- Do you regularly fidget or tap your hands and feet – struggling to stay still?
- Do you often feel restless and struggle to relax?
- Do you find it hard to engage in quiet activities?
- Are you constantly on the go?
- Do you talk excessively and regularly interrupt people when they are speaking?
- Do you often act quickly without thinking things through?
- Are you frequently impatient?
- Do you spend impulsively?