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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Inattention

  1. Are you smart, but make careless mistakes because you overlook or miss details?
  2. Do you have difficulty focusing during lectures, conversations, lengthy reading, or during play activities?
  3. Do you have trouble listening when spoken to (your mind wanders)?
  4. Do you struggle with following through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork or duties in the workplace (you start tasks but quickly lose focus and are easily sidetracked)?
  1. Do you have difficulty organizing tasks and activities, or have poor time management skills?
  2. Do you dislike or avoid tasks that require sustained mental effort (school work or lengthy papers/forms)?
  3. Do you often lose things that you need to complete your task?
  4. Are you often easily distracted by things that are unrelated to what you are focusing on?
  5. Are you often forgetful in daily activities (paying bills, doing chores, running errands)?

Have these symptoms persisted for more than six months?

If so and you have five or more of these characteristics as an adult or adolescent (age 17 and above); or six or more for under 17, then you may have the inattention side of ADHD.

Hyperactive/Impulsive

  1. Do you often fidget, tap your hands or feet, or squirm in your seat?
  2. Do you often leave your seat in situations where remaining seated is expected?
  3. Do you often run about or climb in situations where it is inappropriate (for adults adolescents may be limited to feeling restless)?
  4. Do you often have difficulty remaining quiet while playing or engaging in leisure activities?
  5. Are you often on the go (as if driven by a motor) in places where sitting still is required
  6. Do you often talk excessively?
  7. Do you blurt out answers before a question has been completed or finish others’ sentences?
  8. Do you often have difficulty waiting your turn (in line)?
  9. Do you often interrupt or intrude on others (butt into conversations, start using other people’s things without asking, or intrude into or take over what others are doing?

Have these symptoms persisted for more than six months?

If so and you have five or more of these characteristics as an adult or adolescent (age 17 and above); or six or more for under 17, then you may have the hyperactive/impulsive side of ADHD.

http://adhd-institute.com/assessment-diagnosis/diagnosis/dsm-5/

I enjoy working with children, teens and adults with ADHD. When I began diagnosing ADHD, I realized that my teenage son and I both have ADHD. As one who has been there and done that, I can assist you in reaching your potential.