Do I have ADHD? Quick Test for Adults

Learn the differences between adult and childhood ADHD and take the Adult ADHD test to check for symptoms.
Jan 18, 2024
Do I have ADHD? Quick Test for Adults

How many adults have ADHD?

One of the biggest misconceptions about ADHD is that it's something that only children have. However, adult ADHD is actually common, with estimates ranging from 2-5% worldwide.
In this article, learn the differences between adult & childhood ADHD, and take the Adult ADHD test to check for symptoms. We Routinery, a renowned habit building app, will guide your way through the article.

Why adults may not realize they have ADHD symptoms

Many adults have ADHD but don't know it. The main factors are that they stay undiagnosed and that their symptoms are hard to catch.
  • Adults are more likely to stay undiagnosed
    • Children may be diagnosed at school, at home, or by a professional. However, adults may stay undetected because their symptoms are more likely to be considered as a character.
  • Adult ADHD have complex symptoms
    • The main difference between childhood and adult ADHD is hyperactivity. As adults, children with ADHD tend to be less hyperactive and develop symptoms such as attention deficits and planning.

ADHD Test For Adults

The test below uses the WHO-developed Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) v1.1 screening tool. For each item, please select one of four options:
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and then sum-up.
The screening test for adult ADHD
  1. I handle easy tasks in a disorganized manner.
  1. I have trouble meeting deadlines or being absent.
  1. I find it difficult to complete tasks.
  1. I engage in unnecessary time-wasting activities.
  1. I make impulsive commitments or plans that cause problems.
  1. I work at a very slow pace and have difficulty getting things done.
  1. I prefer not to delegate tasks to others or try to do them my own way.
  1. I find it difficult to come up with solutions to problems.
  1. I dislike batch processing and prefer simple tasks in the moment instead of following a structured process.
  1. Even when engaged in other activities, my attention shifts to new tasks.
Test Result Interpretation:
  • Below 20 points: Low likelihood of ADHD.
  • 20 or more but less than 25 points: Possible ADHD.
  • 25 or more points: High likelihood of ADHD.
The results of an ADHD test are not a substitute for a professional diagnosis, so if you suspect you have ADHD, we recommend that you consult a professional.

Reference & Source

(1) The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS v1.1) and scoring system were developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD which included the team of NYU, Harvard Medical School.

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