Adult ADD Test
You can find a whole bunch of adult ADD tests simply by doing an Internet search for “adult add test” or “add online test”. But you’re not always going to be guaranteed a reliable test. And reliable means that the questions and the scoring are based on accepted medical guidelines – rather than just some schmuck’s idea of what should constitute the symptoms, let alone what questions to ask.
So be careful which test you take. Ideally, you visit a medical professional with some degree of expertise in ADD/ADHD (like a psychiatrist who treats adults on a regular basis). He or she will have the most up-to-date testing criteria.
But if you just want to get an initial/directional idea of whether you might have ADD or ADHD – and maybe also want to get a sense of its severity – look to the following reliable sites…
- PsychCentral.com http://psychcentral.com/addquiz.htm has both a long-form and a shorter-form quiz.
- CHADD, through its National Resource Center on ADHD, offers a very comprehensive set of literature on diagnosis. It’s more detailed than you might need, but it’s reliable, up-to-date and well presented. http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/guides/WWK9
Bottom Line: Just keep in mind that, with all these online tests (or those you might find in a book), none can give you a definitive, proper diagnosis. Only a qualified medical professional can do that.