Adult Self-Report Scale-V1.1 (ASRS-V1.1) Screener
from WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview World Health Organization
|Check the box that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the last 6 months.|
|1. How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project once the challenging parts have been done?|
|2. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?|
|3. How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?|
|4. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?|
|5. How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?|
|6. How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by motor?|
Add up the number of checkmarks that appear in the darkly shaded area. Four (4) or more checkmarks indicate that your symptoms may be consistent with adult ADHD. It may be beneficial for you to talk with a psychologist about an evaluation.
ADHD in Women
Please note that the tool above is only a screener and cannot offer a conclusive diagnosis. Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive assessment conducted by a qualified professional. Furthermore, not every individual describes symptoms of ADHD in the same way. For example, women with ADHD may answer yes to the following questions:
- Do you feel overwhelmed in stores, at the office, or at parties? Is it impossible for you to shut out sounds and distractions that don't bother others?
- Is time, money, paper, or "stuff" dominating your life and hampering your ability to achieve your goals?
- Are you spending most of your time coping, looking for things, catching up, or covering up? Do you avoid people because of this?
- Have you stopped having people over to your house because of your shame at the mess?
- Do you have trouble balancing your checkbook?
- Do you often feel as if life is out of control, that it's impossible to meet demands?
- Do you feel that you have better ideas than other people but are unable to organize them or act on them?
- Do you start each day determined to get organized?
- Have you watched others of equal intelligence and education pass you by?
- Do you despair of ever fulfilling your potential and meeting your goals?
- Have you ever been thought of as selfish because you don't write thank-you notes or send birthday cards?
- Are you clueless as to how others manage to lead consistent, regular lives?
- Are you called "a slob" or "spacey?"
- Are you "passing for normal?" Do you feel as if you are an impostor?
(Checklist created by Sari Solden, MS, LMFT.)
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