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It's your ADHD

Put ADHD symptoms back in their place.
Distracting you from chores at home. Invading your social life. When your ADHD symptoms show up unexpectedly — it's time to take control.

Think you know your ADHD?

Speak up

About your ADHD symptoms.

48%

It is estimated that up to 48% of adults who meet criteria for ADHD may not have had a conversation about their symptoms with a healthcare provider*.

*Proportion estimated from a cumulative lifetime probablity curve in a weighted number of respondents with a lifetime history of ADHD (n=253) using collected data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication of 3,199 adults aged 18 to 44 years conducted from 2000-2003. These individuals met the criteria for ADHD according to the World Mental Health-Composite Internal Diagnostic Interview.

"For me, there are distractions later in my day that make it hard for me to manage my ADHD."
— Donna, actual ADHD patient
This is just one patient's experience.
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Stop letting your
symptoms speak for you.

  

This is not a complete list of ADHD symptoms. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.

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Home

  • arrive on time for family appointments
  • remember to pay bills on time
  • finish household chores
  • keep track of daily activities
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Social

  • interrupting friends or talking excessively
  • losing necessary things, like your keys or wallet
  • getting distracted by unrelated thoughts
  • becoming disorganized with activities, struggling to keep appointments and arriving late to events
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Work

  • organizing tasks
  • staying focused during long conversations or reading
  • ability to follow instructions and complete tasks
  • ability to remain seated during meetings

Symptoms must occur often. Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have ADHD. It is important to talk to your doctor. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.

Is it just me

Or is it my ADHD?

Core Symptoms of ADHD

inattention

Inattention

hyperactivity

Hyperactivity

impulsivity

Impulsivity

Symptoms of ADHD

Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have ADHD. It is important to see a healthcare professional who can properly diagnose ADHD.

Inattentive Symptoms

Often...
  • has difficulty paying attention to details/makes careless mistakes
  • has difficulty sustaining attention
  • does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • unable to follow through on tasks
  • has trouble with organization
  • avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • loses things
  • easily distracted
  • forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactive / Impulsive Symptoms

Often...
  • fidgets/squirms
  • has trouble staying seated
  • runs/climbs or is restless
  • has trouble with quiet activities
  • is “on the go”
  • talks too much
  • blurts out answers
  • has difficulty awaiting turn
  • interrupts conversations or intrudes on others

Take the next step
with your doctor.

Don't wait to ask your doctor about your ADHD. Follow these helpful tips to have a more productive conversation about how to take control of your unexpected symptoms.

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Write down your questions ahead of time.

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Provide your doctor examples of the symptoms you're experiencing and how frequently.

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Don't leave the appointment until you understand your doctor's recommended next steps.

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Check back in with your doctor to share how you're doing and discuss if anything has changed.

Each patient's experience with ADHD is different. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.

"When I talk to my doctor about symptoms at home, I tell her about how I often lose my keys and can never seem to stay focused to finish my laundry."
— Donna, actual ADHD patient
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"Every symptom is important. If you keep a list of your ADHD symptoms, you'll be able to remember everything to tell the doctor."
— Chris, actual ADHD patient
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Experiencing ADHD symptoms you didn't expect?

If you haven't been diagnosed with ADHD and think you may be experiencing symptoms, you can use this screener as a starting point for considering your experience with adult ADHD symptoms. It is not a diagnostic tool and is not meant to replace talking with a qualified healthcare professional.

Speak up and talk to your doctor to learn how to recognize what's happening with your symptoms. Keep in mind, experiencing some ADHD symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have ADHD. Only a doctor can accurately dignose ADHD, and a management plan for your ADHD symptoms can be made only after a thorough clinical evaluation. Regardless of your responses, be sure to maintain regular follow-ups with your doctor about the diagnosis and treatment of your ADHD.

  • N = NEVER
  • R = RARELY
  • S = SOMETIMES
  • O = OFTEN
  • V = VERY OFTEN

How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?

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How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?

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How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?

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When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?

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How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?

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How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?

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Your Responses.

You have successfully completed the ADHD Symptom Screener. Please remember to bring your responses with you to your next doctor's appointment.

Email your adhd symptom Screener responses

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Send a copy of your responses to your email and share them with your doctor.

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