Do You Think You Have ADHD?
Do you find it tricky to focus in class, at work, or while trying to complete menial tasks? Do you often fidget or feel restless? If that’s the case then, maybe, it’s time to take a step back and take a moment to keep yourself in check.
Most of the time, people find it challenging to get work done, but the crux of ADHD can be diagnosed based on the various sensory reactions the person undergoes. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood, and it can persist into adulthood. Although, what does ADHD stand for and how can you tell if you have it?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It's a complex condition that affects the way your brain processes information and controls your actions. People with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention, controlling their impulses, and being organized.
There are three main types of ADHD:
- Predominantly inattentive type: This type is characterized by difficulty paying attention, staying on task, and following instructions.
- Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type: This type is characterized by fidgeting, restlessness, and difficulty sitting still.
- Combined type: This type is characterized by symptoms of both the inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of ADHD:
- Difficulty paying attention in class or at work
- Daydreaming frequently
- Making careless mistakes
- Having difficulty following instructions
- Being disorganized
- Fidgeting or squirming
- Having difficulty sitting still
- Talking excessively
- Interrupting others
- Having difficulty to wait your turn
- Having difficulty controlling impulses
If you experience several of these symptoms on a regular basis, it's important to talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. ADHD is a treatable condition, and there are a variety of medications and therapies that can help.
Who is this Quiz for?
This quiz is ideal for anyone having difficulty paying attention, controlling impulses, and being organized. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to improve brain development and function, and it can also reduce the risk of developing secondary problems, such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Testing for ADHD at different stages of development can help to rule out other conditions and ensure that people receive the correct diagnosis.
Is this Quiz Accurate?
This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.