WELCOME TO AN ADULT ADD QUIZ


    The following questions are based on the clinical experience of Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey.

    20 questions: A person with a chronic disturbance would answer 'yes' to at least fifteen of the following questions:

  1. Do you have a sense of underachievement, of not meeting your goals, regardless of how much you have actually accomplished?
    No Yes

  2. Do you have difficulty getting organized?
    No Yes

  3. Are you a chronic procrastinator?
    No Yes

  4. Do you often juggle many projects simultaneously, but balk at followthrough?
    No Yes

  5. Do you have a tendency to say what comes to mind without necessarily considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark?
    No Yes

  6. Do you find yourself in an ongoing, restive search for high stimulation?
    No Yes

  7. Do you have a tendency to be easily bored?
    No Yes

  8. Are you easily distractible, with trouble focusing attention and a tendency to tune out or drift away in the middle of a page or a conversation - often coupled with an ability to hyperfocus?
    No Yes
  9. Are you considered creative, intuitive, or highly intelligent?
    No Yes
  10. Do you have trouble going through established channels or following proper procedure?
    No Yes
  11. Are you impatient, with a low tolerance for frustration?
    No Yes
  12. Are you impulsive, either verbally or in action - as in impulsively spending money, changing plans, enacting new schemes, or altering career plans?
    No Yes
  13. Do you have a tendency to worry needlessly, alternating with inattention to or disregard for actual dangers?
    No Yes
  14. Do you have a sense of impending doom, insecurity, alter- nating with high risk taking?
    No Yes
  15. Do you experience mood swings or depression, especially when disengaged from a person or a project?
    No Yes
  16. Are you frequently restless, with lots of "nervous energy"?
    No Yes
  17. Do you have a tendency toward addictive behavior, be it alcohol, caffeine, shopping, eating, or overwork?
    No Yes
  18. Do you have a chronic problem with self-esteem?
    No Yes
  19. Are you inaccurate at self-observation, often misjudging the impact you have on others?
    No Yes
  20. Do you have a family history of ADD, manic-depressive illness, depression, substance abuse, or other disorders of impulse control?"
    No Yes


You answered yes to out of 20 questions.


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