Inattentive ADD Symptoms - Free ADD Test and Self Assessment

This free Inattentive ADD test or Inattentive ADHD self assessment is to be used as a quick check for the symptoms that are diagnostic for Inattentive ADHD. Patients and parents concerned about a diagnosis of ADHD in themselves or their children should seek a complete ADHD evaluation by a licensed  medical provider.
Inattentive ADD Test/Inattentive ADHD Self Assessment

Check the Inattentive ADHD symptoms that are considered to be a significant problem at the present time:

Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work or other activities
Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activity
Often easily distracted
Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions)
Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)
Often looses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books or tools)
Often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
Often forgetful in daily activities

If a person has six or more of these symptoms, which have been present for at least 6 months and that are present both at school/work and at home, the person is considered to fulfill the criteria for a diagnosis of  the Inattentive Subtype of ADHD

If  a considerable number of hyperactivity and Impulsive symptoms* are also present along with the above symptoms then the patient is considered to have Combined type ADHD (ADHD-C).

If only Hyperactivity and Impulsive symptoms are present without the above symptoms then the person is thought to have the Hyperactive/Impulsive subtype of ADHD (ADHD-H

If fewer then six of the above symptoms are present then the person is thought to be without a diagnosis of ADHD.

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The symptoms of Hyperactivity and Impulsive behavior include:

Fidget and squirm in their seats
Talk nonstop
Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight
Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time
Be constantly in motion
Have difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities.
Be very impatient
Blurt out inappropriate comments, show their emotions without restraint, and act without regard for consequences
Have difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns in games
Often interrupt conversations or others' activities.




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