- Do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the interesting parts are done?
- Do you avoid or delay getting started when faced with a task that requires a lot of thought?
- Are you often distracted by activity or noise around you?
- Do you fidget or squirm when forced to sit down for a long time?
- Do you often make careless mistakes when you have to work on a boring or difficult project?
- Do you have difficulty keeping attention when doing boring or repetitive work?
- Do you have difficulty shifting attention when you are doing interesting tasks?
- Do you have a hard time remembering obligations or appointments?
- Do you have a hard time getting things together when starting a task that requires organization?
- Do you often have difficulty concentrating on what people are saying, even when they are speaking directly to you?
- Do you often feel overly active and compelled to do things, as if you were driven by a motor?
- Do you misplace things or have trouble finding things at home or at work?
- Do you often need to leave your seat in a meeting or other situation where you are expected to remain seated?
- Do you have a hard time unwinding or relaxing when you have time to yourself?
- Do you find yourself talking too much in social situations?
- Do you find yourself finishing the sentences of people you are talking to before they can finish them themselves?
- Do you have a hard time waiting your turn in situations where turn taking is required?
- Do you often interrupt others when they are busy?
If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, speak to your doctor about the possibility of having ADHD.
This questionnaire was adapted from the ASRS Screener developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD. It is intended for people ages 18 and older. (www.additudemag.com)