Could It Be ADHD?

If you are wondering if you or your child might have ADHD, ask yourself the following questions

Do you or your child:

1. Fail to give close attention to details

2. Have difficulty keeping your attention on tasks

3. Have problems listening when spoken to directly

4. Have problems following through on instructions

5. Have difficulty organizing tasks

6. Avoid doing tasks that require sustained mental
effort like homework, completing job paperwork

7. Lose things necessary for tasks

8. Have problems with distractibility

9. Have problems with forgetfulness

If you answered “yes” to at least 6 of these items, you might have ADHD, Inattentive Type (ADD).


If your difficulties involve restlessness or impulsivity, ask yourself these questions

Do you or your child:

1.  Fidget

2. Have problems staying seated

3. Run or climb excessively/feel restless

4. Have problems playing/working quietly

5. Seem driven by a motor

6. Talk excessively

7. Blurt out answers before questions have been

8. Have difficulty waiting turn

9. Interrupts or intrudes on others

If you answered “yes” to at least 6 of these items, you might have ADHD, Combined Type or ADHD, Hyperactive/Impulsive Type.


For detailed information about the diagnosis of ADHD, read the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition) published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013.