Adult ADHD Prescreening
1. Have you had 5 or more of these symptoms often for the past 6 months or longer?
- Often makes careless mistakes and lacks attention to details
(Examples: overlooking or missing details or handing in work that is inaccurate)
- Often has difficulty paying attention to tasks
(Example: difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy readings)
- Often seems to not listen when spoken to directly
(Example: mind seems elsewhere, even in the absence of obvious distraction)
- Often fails to follow through on instructions, chores, or duties in the workplace
(Example: starts tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily sidetracked)
- Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
(Examples: messy, disorganized work; poor time management; fails to meet deadlines)
- Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to participate in tasks requiring sustained mental effort, like preparing reports, completing forms, or reviewing lengthy papers
- Often loses things like tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and mobile phones
- Often easily distracted by other things, including unrelated thoughts
- Often forgetful in daily activities, such as running errands, returning calls, paying bills, and keeping appointments
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Yes - In 2 or more settings:
(home, social situations, work/school)?
No - skip to Question 2
Yes - You may have ADHD!
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ADHD treatment can greatly improve
your quality of life.
2. Have you had 5 or more of these symptoms often for the past 6 months or longer?
- Often fidgets with or taps hands and feet or squirms in seat
- Often leaves seat when remaining seated is expected
(Example: leaves their place in the office or other workplace setting or in other situations that require remaining seated)
- Often runs or climbs where it is inappropriate or feels restless (in adults, may be limited to feeling restless)
- Often unable to participate in leisure activities quietly
- Often acts as if “on the go" or “driven by a motor”
(Example: is unable to be or uncomfortable being still for an extended time, as in meetings or restaurants)
- Often talks excessively
- Often blurts out an answer before a question has been fully asked
(Examples: completes people’s sentences; cannot wait for next turn in conversation)
- Often has difficulty waiting his or her turn, for example, while waiting in line
- Often interrupts or intrudes on others
(Examples: butts into conversations, games, or activities; may start using other people’s things without asking or receiving permission; may intrude into or take over what others are doing)